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Interview with Ted

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Ted: When you're in Echo you are pretty much locked down all the time and can only use the phone once a day. When you move, you are locked down a couple times a day for count but other than that you have access to the phones.

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Ted: It's set up on the Evercom system, so it's basically you can call local landlines. You're not allowed to call any cell phones. If the call is local there is no charge. Long distance requires a charge to the phone you are calling.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Ted: No, see above.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Ted: Yes they do.

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