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03/14/2012 08:59 am ET Updated May 14, 2012

Cook County Phone Contract Costs Inmates And Families

Mimi Mattel has a lot going on in her life right now. She's in jail and she's currently transitioning from a man to a woman.

"You know not a lot of transgenders have support from their family, and thank God my mom is behind 100 percent about my transition and so it doesn't matter how much times I call, doesn't matter what the cost is, she's going to always answer," says Mattel.

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