JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Karina: Yes, when we were let out of our rooms. Taylor: there were phones but you had to put money on the
phone to talk to someone.
JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls? Karina: The person on the outside had to set up a
payment plan called Paypal, and I actually had
it. The minimum you can put on at a time was
$25 plus a processing fee of $3 (payable by
credit card or money order).
A 10 minute call is $7. You could also call
collect. Taylor: it was like 2 dollars to accept the call and 30
cents per minute. they would probably spend about
50 a week.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Karina: No. Taylor: no, the people on the outside had to put money on
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Karina: Yes. Taylor: yes they did.