JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Richard: There's a payphone there that you can use if you
have money. You can only use it once a week.
Donna: We had access to the phones as long as it was not
during lockdown or on a tues or thurs while they
were transporting people to prison.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Richard: Phone calls cost 55 cents. Donna: We had to call collect. My mom told me that for one
phone call, which was 15 minutes long, it was almost
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Richard: No. If you have money on your books you use it.
could also call collect. Donna: no we did not, we called collect
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Richard: No, they didn't ask who we were calling. Donna: Yes they did, there was a recording that played
every so often during the call that stated that it
was being recorded and monitored.