As I listened to the phone company's automated system, it identified itself as the SBC long distance service. After I heard the new price for the call, I knew the SBC corporation had monopolized the contract for the jail.
The first minute is $3.65. Then, each additional minute is $0.65. A 15-minute phone call will cost $12.75.
The previous telephone company charged $3.30 for the first minute and $0.30 for each additional minute.
Also, all phone calls are subjected to being recorded. There is no confidentiality between attorney and client.
So, not only is Big Brother watching us, it's laughing to the bank.
Who says crime doesn't pay?