JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Anne: Yes, but it was hard to do since many of the
phones didn't work and you had to pretty much
and wait while everyone else used the phones.
Sometimes I didn't even get a chance to use my
"one phone call a 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? Anne: It was very expensive, I suggest getting a
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Anne: You could call collect, or use a phone card, like
an AT&T type card.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Anne: When you first make the call, there's a recording
that comes on and states to you and the recipient
of the call your name. It also says that it's
coming from Smith County Correctional Facility -
they mention the whole name of the jail - and it
states that this call may be monitored. It says
that the likelihood that it is being screened is
high, and that if you accept this call, you
those conditions. But I'm sure they were all