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Interview with Patrick

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.

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