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Interview with Ron, JM, Julianne and Rick

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Ron: Yes. As long as they were not broken and in need of repair.
JM: You do. They are not great, but they work for the most part.
Julianne: at that time i called collect
Rick: yess you get a one min phone calls to any cells or phons but they will half to set up an account so you can keep talking some one can go to wall mart buy a debit card put 20 30 dollars on it so you can talk to that one person later on comseary money you can buy a phone card to call out to any phone

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Ron: If I remember right it was only $2.13 per call, and you get fifteen minutes and it warns you when you have a minute left, then cuts you off.
JM: You can make a collect call, or use a calling card.
Julianne: i feel sorry for anyone who has a traffic ticket and has to go to jail for a stupid traffic ticket
Rick: the phone will add up fast it is a lot of money if you talk a lot there is not much to do in there but just sit board off your ass just to here some one on the out side can make it better or worse but it adds up fast

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Ron: You are able to buy phone cards from commissary, but you over pay alot, and don't get many minutes. And you cannot have phone cards sent in from family, if you want them you have to buy them from the facility.
JM: You can if you want to, they aren't worth the money, but it saves your family money in the long run.
Julianne: no
Rick: yess to call out you need to buy a phone card from comseary

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Ron: They are suppose to and I believe calls are recorded. But sometimes they do cut into calls and listen.
JM: They supposedly do, and you will hear stories about inmates that get in trouble or sent to segregation because they harassed someone over the phone.
Julianne: i dont know
Rick: they say they screen all calls going in and out so i would just watch what you say just in case if they do screen

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