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Interview with Tom and Odessa

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Tom: yes but it is noise and the phones are bad
Odessa: yes as long as they worked

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Tom: collect
Odessa: well I only called once a week at time with costed around 6 dollors but when I called daily it was closer to 50

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Tom: no
Odessa: from my understandind now they do have calling cards but all my trips it was global tele link

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Tom: hell yes
Odessa: yes when they felt the had a reason too

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