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Interview with Ian, Ron and Bodie

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
Ian: Usually three in each pod.
Ron: Yes while we were allowed out of our cells we were able to use the phones
Bodie: You have a phone acct. with a id pin number . if you have funds on your books you can fill out a transfer form to add to your phone acct to make calls or have someone on the outside set one up for you . you must have all the numbers you are calling on a sheet they added in your acct to make calls. This system was new when I was in there and they kept changing it so they will give you a how to use the phone speil when you watch the orientation video of what they expect and rules and whatnot,

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
Ian: About $2.50 to make 15 minute call
Ron: It was outrageous like 2.50 per 20 minute call
Bodie: Depends are where you are calling I thinks 2.00 local and goes up from there . There is a prompt key that will tell you to hear charges for this call press this and will inform you before you make call. Some calls can be very expensive if you dnt have funds on acct you can't make any calls

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
Ian: They put the money on your commissary books and you have to transfer the money onto your telephone account and that takes a day for it to go through and then you can make the calls.
Ron: no if the person you were calling accepted calls it went on there phone bill.
Bodie: no you dnt you add funds to your acct. from your books or credit card from somone on the outs that is helping you .

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
Ian: Yeah they screen them. The record all of them and they do have people sitting on the calls.
Ron: Always
Bodie: yes they can all calls are monitored and if you are breaking the rules of what they ask you not to do the call will be cutoff and you will lose the funds for that call and or privelieges

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