JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Hakstiff: NO IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHEN THEY DECIDE TO TURN
THEM ON Rebecca: Yes, we did, but our loved ones had to pay a fee to
speak to us.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Hakstiff: U HAVE TO HAVE THEIR NUMBER ON A LIST AND SUBMIT
IT TO ADMINISTRATION AND GET IT APPROVED Rebecca: I believe it was a 50 dollar fee. I'm not sure how
many times or minutes you were able to use on it. I
can only imagine other inmates spending over 100 per
week just to use the phone.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Hakstiff: IN SOME PRISONS Rebecca: Some people had family bring them phone cards.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Hakstiff: YES Rebecca: Yes, they do. Always, just to be safe.