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 cell...you 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
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.