County Sanctioned Extortion
According to the Deseret News: This is the telephone rate for SLCo inmates calling their families collect- Local call: $3.15 for 15 minutes Long Distance: $2.80 plus $.12 per minute The county receives 45% from Qworst and 43% from AT&T of revenue produced by these charges in exchange for providing a guaranteed population of suckers. Here's a great quote from the Chief Deputy, Rollin Cook: "It's not a trick, we're not trying to generate funds on purpose." Oh really? Then give the money back and drop the rates. That's what I thought.