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Interview with Darrin and Jessica

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Darrin: in most of the cells the phones are able to be accessed any time during phone times; except in medium and max where you are only allowed to use the phones during your time out of your cell.
Jessica: Yes there is phone in every can use it from 7am till 11pm

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Darrin: all calls were collect and the amount is not told to the inmates although the few times i used the phones i believe it cost my family about $20+ for a 15 min call that usually got cut off by the guards turning off the phones after 10-12 min.
Jessica: 15.00 dollars to make one 10 min collect call. However you could transfer money from you account to the phone for a dollar at a time. It is cheaper to do this then calling people collect.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Darrin: there was no phone cards in 2009 but they were supposed to have phone cards implemented by 2015.
Jessica: yes only if you wanted to pay for the call. You could always call collect if you did not have money.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Darrin: the guards listened in on almost every call made regardless how many people were using the phones at once.
Jessica: yes and they record all of them they have a system the keeps all phone records. You have a pin that is connect to you only and only you. Using other peoples pins can get you in trouble. But people will sell phone calls. Also if you call someone on another persons pin it still can be used against you in court.

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