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Old 12-06-2016, 10:47 PM
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Is anyone else's loved ones complaining about there only being 4 phones per unit? Are your calls cut short to 9-14 minutes because of it?

Does anyone know if Western C.C are adding more phones any time soon? More to the point is there anything we can do to prompt the prison to add more phones?

Any suggestions?

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Well we are in Michigan and my husband is in a unit where they have one phone inside and one outside for 120 men. They close yard when it gets dark so after 530 they have one phone. He's stood in line before for up to two hours so he could call. They could care less how many phones are there. Less phones less monitoring.
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Illinois is broke. We have no budget because the House Speaker and the Governor refuse to budge. I wouldn't get my hopes up that they are going to put phones in. There just isn't the funding.
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Thanks for responding to my question. My L/O heard a rumor they were getting new phones so wanted me to confirm it.

The fact his prison issued clothes were all used and in poor condition (one shirt only having 2 buttons and one of the pants having a big hole in the crotch area) says it all really!!!
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Update on the phone situation - according to Illinois Department of Corrections (Springfield) 12 new phones will be added to the yard shortly.

I emailed them direct and that was their response.
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That's good! My fiance's house (at Taylorville) added a couple more phones too, so it's easier to find a time slot. He has to sign up for specific time slots to use the phone. He used to have to wake up at 5am to sign the list, now he can sleep in. So hopefully Western ends up doing the same as well.
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Hi All



Is anyone else's loved ones complaining about there only being 4 phones per unit? Are your calls cut short to 9-14 minutes because of it?



Does anyone know if Western C.C are adding more phones any time soon? More to the point is there anything we can do to prompt the prison to add more phones?



Any suggestions?





Has Western gotten more phones in?
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