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Interview with ChiChi and Kelly

JM: Did you have regular access to telephones?
ChiChi: Yes, but there was always a line
Kelly: Yes

JM: What types of charges applied for calling people? How much money would you guess the average inmate spends per week on phone calls?
ChiChi: The cost were very high, from what my family told me they were charged around 3.99 per minute.

JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out?
ChiChi: No, one could have money put on there "comm" card which allowed us to make calls and it deducted it from an account that was set up throught the institution.
Kelly: No, but you could put money in an account.

JM: Did the jail screen your calls?
ChiChi: I would think so, but we never knew it. I would think they would not listen in on our phone calls.
Kelly: No idea.

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