JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Ellen: Not unless we where out of lock down. But I was
able to call at least every other day.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Ellen: My mom spent about 35-40 dollars a week on
collect calls. Global telling is expensive which
meant my mom cut me down from talking to my
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Ellen: I didn't buy calling cards. I rarely had money on
my books to afford them. I was able to by 1 and
that one lasted for 1 call or 2 really fast ones
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Ellen: Yes they did. They knew when a 3 way was being
done and I was told they are being recorded.