1. Never discuss your case on a 3-way call from a jail phone. All
calls except those to attorneys are recorded. When a person in jail
calls a friend who then calls the lawyer 3-way, the jail's phone
system is going to record that, because the outgoing call from the
jail wasn't to the lawyer.
2. If someone is facing a mandatory prison sentence like this guy,
they should certainly expect to pay more than $6000 for a lawyer.
Hiring a lawyer is like anything else: you get what you pay for.