JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Todd: yes as long as you had someone paying high
prices to this company called global tel link
that was the only way you could use the phone
which when alot of people go to jail they dont
have people to accept the calls Antwon: yes for$3.00 a call that lasted for only 15 min but
most of the time the phones would cut out and
everybody would lose their money.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Todd: well when i was in county jail it was three
dollars per call for 15 minutes and in prison it
was like 6to 10 dollars per call Antwon: Local calls were three dollars a call for fifteen
minutes.Approximately 20-50 dollars per week if you
could afford it.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Todd: no Antwon: Yes you had to purchase phone cards unless your
loved ones accepted collect calls
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Todd: yes they record all phone conversations Antwon: yes-- through a company called Global TelLink