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Interview with Anne

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 wait 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 prepaid calling card.

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 accept those conditions. But I'm sure they were all recorded.

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