JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Megan: There were two phones for between 24 and 30 women.
Sometimes access was not a problem. "Peak" times could
be troublesome and cause for conflict.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Megan: Calling costs were simply outrageous. I believe the
charges averaged out to about $5 for a 15 minute call.
I would say on average, at least $50/week.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Megan: Yes. Phone cards could be ordered once a week.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Megan: According to the recording, yes.