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Why is that if someone calls you from jail it is so expensive?

Asked by trailsillustrated (16789points) May 25th, 2010

how can a call for two hours to the other side of the world be ten dollars, when a call from jail right here in the local county is five dollars a minute? why is that?

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Captive audience + Private phone companies = huge rates

john65pennington's avatar

Most calls from jail or prison are collect calls. the rate for collect calls is very high.

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