Interview with Jared, Bree, George, Sherry and Timothy
JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Jared: yes in a way. the problem is that the tougher
guys would try and control the phones Bree: when i wasnt working or on lockdown yes George: yes but i never used them Sherry: When we were off lockdown yes unless privileges
were taken away. Timothy: Yes, in the tents we had times we could make calls.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Jared: im not sure Bree: i seen one girl go through over 250.00 weekly so i
guess it all depends on how much money you got George: Im pretty sure there is a service fee.The average
inmate with family probably spend at least 20 a month. Sherry: It was expensive the average inmate could go
through 60 a week in phone calls. I was not so
fortunate. Timothy: At this time i believe it was 1.50 per 15 minute call, i personally
called my parents a few times a week so it wasn't bad, but if you
had a family or someone you talked to a lot, it could add up. Id say
the average inmate spends about 5.00 a week on calls.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Jared: no Bree: no we didnt use phone cards, the person you call
must call the company and put mins on the phone, one
15 minute call is usually almost 3 bucks George: no didnt have anyone to call. Sherry: no however the person on the reciveing end would
need to accept the charges with a credit card. Timothy: No, the person you were calling had to have a balance on their
phone number to accept the call though.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Jared: yes Bree: im pretty sure every jail screens your calls George: I dont know but they probably do. Sherry: Im assuming so they invade every other part of
you being. Timothy: Yes before every call they would tell you that the call is being