JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? KENNY: Yes, but the officers monitor the calls and cut off peoples calls for
no reason when they get an outside connection.
That is costly to their families. They give a courtesy call that only
lasts like 15 or 20 seconds and you can't get but a few words out
before the phone shuts off.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? KENNY: I think it is like 10 mins for a local call for $1.00 to $1.25. Long
distance has to be paid for by the person you are calling in
increments of $25.OO.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? KENNY: No, family has to buy the cards just for you to get through when
you call them.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? KENNY: They monitor all calls made.