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Interview with Diana

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Diana: For the most part I had regular access to the telephones.

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Diana: With a $10 phone card you could make roughly 11 local phone calls and with a $20 phone card you could make roughly 23 phone calls. Long distance calls were $0.50/min. The average inmate spent approximately $10/ wk. on phone calls.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Diana: Yes. Phone cards were needed to call out.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Diana: Yes. I do believe that the jail screened all calls.

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