JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Eric: Yes I had pretty good access to telephones.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Eric: The calls were about $15 a piece, or more for long
distance. I don't think the average inmate spent
much on the phone because not many people used it.
Out of a cell of 26 I think maybe 6-7 used the
phone daily. Those people spent probably close to
$100 per week. I used it a few times a week and
spent $30 a week.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Eric: You could order phone time through commissary, on
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Eric: The jail did screen calls.