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Interview with Eric, Dominic and Carlos

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Eric: No never besides i did not have any body to call. They always said something like i have lost all my privileges. And since i did not care , fine with me.
Dominic: There were telephones available for usage.
Carlos: Yes, there were about eight phones per cell

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Eric: Do not know do not care less i never call any body. Nobody ever call me either.
Dominic: i dont know about the charges that were applied for phone calls. I know most calls can be done collect. I am guessing that the average inmate would maybe spend twenty to thirty dollars a week on telephone calls depending on the frequency of their calls
Carlos: I do not remember what the rates were but we spent about $25 per week. I was on the high end of the average I think, there were guys that would spend a lot more and some that didn't call anyone because their family couldn't afford it. I would estimate the avg inmate spends approximately $10 per week.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Eric: I do not care less
Dominic: They had a system set up called GTl where family and friends could set up telephone accounts for phone calls.
Carlos: No the person you are calling needs to pre purchase minutes from a service that works with the jail prior to calling.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Eric: Who cares, i dont , i never made any calls anyways.
Dominic: Im sure the jail does screen phone calls.
Carlos: According to a sign above the phones they claim that they do.

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