JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Jonathan: Yes, there's plenty of phones, and people use them
constantly. I, personally, choose not to. Mike: Yes when you are not locked down you can use the 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? Jonathan: Charges are ridiculously high. I think on average
it'd be $25 a week. But you wouldnt be able to call
every day. $25 might cover 4 calls, if you keep them
reasonably short. Mike: I think it was 4-5$ for 15-20 min, I spent no more than $20 a week
though some people probably spent several hundred.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Jonathan: No. It's best if someone on the outside puts money
on it. Mike: No the person your calling needs to set up an account and pays at
their end or you can use money from your canteen.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Jonathan: Yes. Al calls are screened. Mike: Yes all calls are recorded and parties pre authorized/ approved