JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Earl: Yes, there was four phones to each cell block.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Earl: Well for me I had to call out of county so it cost
me almost fifteen dollars a call. I would like to
say for local calls it was about two dollars for a
call. I would say the average local inmate spends
around twenty five to thirty five dollars a week.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Earl: No, before I got out they had phone cards available
but you could still call out with out one.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Earl: Yes, every call you made was screened by the jail.