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LotusBlossom
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AZ phone calls

In all this mess, at least I gained a new PP, which is nice, a few have gone completely quiet for various reasons, some are going through the blues and some other issues so I totally get that's part of it when writing to people in prison.  This one was not found on the WAP site, and I wondered if anyone had any experience with AZ phone calls, as after a few letters (at least in my personal experience) my PPs ask if we could say a hello on the telephone.   I didn't see a link about phone calls online, so if anyone can has one please comment or let me know the scoop!  Also are they a state with video visits available?  Thanks!

Anne marie HH
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You have to apply to have calls from AZ, you also have to pass a backgroud check, which can take a while, some facilities have jpay in AZ and some have video visits. Depends. Which unit is your pp then I'll be able to tell you more

LotusBlossom
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Thanks Anne, he's at Eyman.  I didn't find him on this site so who even knows if it'll pan out!  You know how it goes, some people end up being great friends, others fade or it's not the right PP fit.  I did look on JPay but it said no messages available.  Hopefully they have video visits, or will get some in the future.  I won't have the time or money to travel for awhile so more video visits with PPs would be nice, I know they love them too.

Farfromhome
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Yeah, I don't believe Eyman have their tablets yet. 
They are apparently trialing Video Visits soon to roll out in the future. 
If you got to the Azcorrections website, you can apply for visitation through there, online, or you can print the application out. You only need to pay the $25 background check fee if you wish to be on their visitation list, not just phone calls. If you do have the option of video visits in the future, you will need to be on their visitation list to have them though. But you could always apply for calls now and then for visitation later on. I did that with my pp. 

LotusBlossom
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Thanks Farfrom.  I appreciate all that info.  He's in Browning and I never wrote to anyone from there before.  Hopefully it pans out as a long term PP!

Farfromhome
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Also, so you're aware, the process can be quite slow. Usually up to 90 days to be approved