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Interview with Tom and Abe

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Tom: 3 phones in a pod. You could make calls anywhere. didn't need to be pre-approved
Abe: Yes during specified hours of the day

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Tom: Can't remember. $1.30 to $3.00 a minute I think.
Abe: The collect call rates were very expensive. A 10 minute call would cost in excess of $20. The inmates didnt spend anything, the calls were collect.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Tom: No just collect calls going out.
Abe: No phone cards were available.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Tom: I'm assuming they did. They had tons of infomration on me. They had to be monitoring to get all that.
Abe: Yes the calls were recorded.

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