JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Freya: yes Jen: Yes. Cathy: Yes..there were 4 phones in the Unit.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Freya: More than $8.00 just to make a call, plus time
charges. Jen: There was an initial connection charge for each
call made, than $1.50 a minute on top of that-
all calls are given a 20 minute time limit, but
you could make as many 20 minute calls as you
had money for. Cathy: I heard some of the female inmates complain that
it cost $25.00 to make a call out-of-state. For
local calls, there was a connection charge for
each call and $1.50 per minute on top of that.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Freya: no- they used my commissary account. Their
website said that an Inmate Internet Telephone
company could use a credit card to charge calls,
but it never worked. Jen: No phone cards-you did need to have enough money
in your commisary account to cover the call. Cathy: No, the money was taken out of your commissary
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Freya: yes Jen: Yes. Cathy: Yes