JM: Did you have regular access to telephones? Darlene: Yes I did from 6 am to 10 pm Ryan: No Janis: 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? Darlene: For local pre-paid call's the charges were $2.25
to connect and 6 cents per minute for 15
minutes. for collect calls it was $2.25 to
connect and 7 cents per minute, but they restict
the amount of collect call's you can make in a
30 day period. Often the charges on the phone
bill were much more then what they claimed to be
charging. Ryan: They are collect calls, I believe it was 1.00$
to recieve the call. Janis: I'm not sure, but I'm pretty sure it was very
JM: Did you need to buy phone cards to call out? Darlene: Eventually yes. Telmate restricts the amount of
phone call's you can make in a 30 day period
once those call's run out your forced into
purchasing pre-paid calling time. Ryan: No. Janis: No.
JM: Did the jail screen your calls? Darlene: Yes, the phone has a recording at the beggining
of every call saying: all calls are subject to
recording and monitoring. Ryan: Yes. Janis: Probably.