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Interview with Danny

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Danny: there was two telephones on ths small block, and once breakfast was over, you had access to them all day untill lock down time.

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Danny: the prison has a charge based system that would take money off the books for each phone call. i know i spent on average 20.00 a week just on phone calls.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Danny: no, they had an automatic system that would deduct from your money account.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Danny: oh yes, every word and you never knew if you were being recorded

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