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Interview with Jim and Jerry

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Jim: no certain hours they were shut off
Jerry: No, certain hours of the day only, and there was one phone for 15 people

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Jim: I had to call collect and long distance so it was like 4 something a min
Jerry: It costs $32 for $25 of phone time. I was able to make about 7 calls for that amount

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Jim: no
Jerry: No, my family had to pay with a credit card

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Jim: yes
Jerry: Yes, they are all recorded

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