JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Mary: Yes, we had regular access to telephones. They were
only shut off during count time & at night.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Mary: People had to put minutes on their cell phones for
inmates to call. A call lasting 15 minutes cost
$2.50. I could go through $50 worth of minutes in a
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Mary: The inmates didn't; the people we called had to have
Telmate minutes on their phone.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Mary: Yes, the jail recorded and sometimes listened in on