JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Roxie: Yes, we could use the phones from around 8:00 a.m.
to, I believe, 10:00 at night. Jaime: For the most part, 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? Roxie: The charges were expensive, about $7.50 for 15
minutes. As the calls were collect, the inmate paid
nothing, but the families were charged an exorbitant
amount. Jaime: Collect calls only, at the expense of whoever you are calling.
I dont know how much an average is, its a lot more if its long
distance. The calls are expensive.
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Roxie: No, it was charged to the receiving party. Jaime: No,it was collect calls only
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Roxie: I believe they did, but I could not say for sure. Jaime: The message that was played to whoever you call says this
call is being monitered and recorded.