JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Jeffery: Yes. After lockdown i always had access to a phone. Serena: yes i had regular access to telephones. Gary: Yea, they are hella expensive if you are calling
out of town...I was calling to Humboldt County and
Santa Rosa, and it was $10 for 15 minutes. LAME!!!
There is this thing called inmate calling
services, it gives you a local number when you are
in Tahoe to get your phone calls to be only $4 for
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Jeffery: I was in county jail so i would guess not that much considering the
longest sentence i was aware of was a year, maybe two. Anything
longer was usually prison time. I hardly used the phones unless my
mom put money on an account and that was rare because my
parents lived so close and could visit regularly. Serena: each call cost 10 dollars so it added up fast. i
would guess that an inmate could make about 3-5
calls a week if lucky. Gary: SEE ABOVE, lol.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Jeffery: Yes. Or set up a credited account per minute. Serena: no no phone cards, it was collect Gary: No, the people you call have to set up a 3-rd
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Jeffery: Of course. Or at least they said they would. Serena: yes the jail screened all calls. Gary: ALWAYS. Every 2 minutes it says "This call is
being recorded" pretty lame!!