PHOENIX — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias gave a glimpse into her life inside of an Arizona prison during a phone call this month with a rapper.
The call, posted by Radar Online, took place Jan. 10 between Arias and Kareem “Lefty” Williams, a Philadelphia-based rapper who produced a song defending her that also serves as an awareness campaign for domestic violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The pair discussed the song’s video for a short time during the 15-minute call. Williams said many people wanted him to remove Arias’ name and likeness from the video, which has been pulled from YouTube.
“It doesn’t need to revolve around me,” Arias responded. “Keep the focus on where it belongs: PTSD and domestic violence.”
While Williams said the video has been met with critical reviews online — he claimed he had 10,000 Twitter mentions at one point — Arias said she is sill receiving a lot of support.
“I’ve got so much love coming in my direction I can’t even respond to it all,” she said.
Arias continued to show support for Williams, who is also working to start a nonprofit for victims of domestic violence.
“Haters are going to hate,” she said, with a chuckle.
A majority of the call was spent discussing Arias’ life behind bars at the Perryville Women’s Prison in Goodyear.
“I’m doing alright, not too bad,” she said.
Arias said she has several entertainment options, including a radio.
“Pretty much all the Phoenix stations,” she said. “I can’t seem to get any AM stations. I get all FM right now.”
Aside from the radio, Arias said she reads and has a decent selection of television channels — “Univision, FreeForm, ABC, TBS, PBS, Fox, BET, CNN, TNT, USA, Lifetime, A&E” — including three faith-based networks.
Arias also talked a lot about the food, describing it all as “average.”
“I guess you can compare it to hospital food, because it’s not bad, it’s just not great,” she said.
Arias said the meals during the week tend to be mundane — biscuits and gravy for breakfast, cold sandwiches for dinner — while weekend meals are a bit nicer.
“We had chicken fajitas [Saturday],” she said. “Really good: A big old pile of caramelized onions, some bell peppers, all the works.”
Arias added that she typically doesn’t eat dinner and has not packed on a lot of weight, despite a carbohydrate-heavy menu.
“I stand up all day,” she said. “I think that helps.”
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