JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Drew: yes inmates have acces to telephones during regular
hours. Matt: I did have regular access, when they were on.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Drew: $1.83 a local call or 11 cents a minute for long
distance. On average probably ten or more dollars a
week on phone time is spent. Matt: It was very expensive to make phone calls, my
fiancee spent a lot of money talking to me. Id say
she spent on average 60-100 dollars a week.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Drew: No you can buy them on commissary but PCS also
allows transfer of funds or money orders to
available phone time. Matt: No my fiancee bought phone time on the outside.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Drew: Yes they can whenever they want to monitor them. Matt: Im sure they did, they even give an automated
warning that all calls would be monitored.