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Interview with Chandra

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Chandra: In the pods there is a little station with payphones on it.

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Chandra: If you were calling local it was $2.25 for 15 minutes. Or you can call collect.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Chandra: You can buy $10 phone cards. You have to say your name for identification the same way you said it in booking.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Chandra: Yes, they tell you in the beginning that the phone call may be recorded.

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