JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Patrick: Yes you were given access to the telephone but the
charges were a little to steep to use them very often.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Patrick: The phone calls were $3.18 per call. If you got
cut off as was sometimes the case and had to call
back it was $3.18 all over again. I would say $30
dollars a week would be a safe assumption as far
as that goes.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Patrick: You did not have to have a phone card to make a
call. All the calls were on a collect call basis.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Patrick: The jail most certainly did screen your calls.