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Interview with Mish, Sally, Pace, Baby, Jamie, Gerard, Jessica, Manuel, LKai, Josie, George, Terry, Pebbles and Miles

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Mish: There was 3 dorms.
Sally: WELL I WOULDNT REALLY CALL THEM BLOCKS, BECAUSE I WAS IN A 2 MAN CELL AND THERE WERE 18 ROOMS TOTAL
Pace: too many to count
Baby: To many
Jamie: many
Gerard: There are several blocks at Musick. You don't get to mix with people from other blocks so I don't know much about the other blocks' structures. In my block, there were about 12 barracks of 60 inmates each.
Jessica: 8
Manuel: alot the worse is the seg units.
LKai: Many..
Josie: 3 womens dorm...one for federal detainees (immigrants) and 2 for inmates. my dorm had 72 bunks.
George: I only saw people in our workers dorm, but I worked in the cafeteria and we had four waves of service every shift. I believe each wave represented a block.
Terry: THERE ARE DIFFERENT FACILITIES, BASICALLY LIKE SEPARATE JAILS, WITH MULTIPLE BLOCKS IN EACH ONE
Pebbles: There was 3 different blocks. Two for detainees B,C. I was in A for regular inmates.
Miles: Not exactly sure, maybe 10 -15 blocks although Musick was a camp more that a complex.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Mish: A, B, C
Sally: I WAS IN IRC K
Pace: N/A
Baby: Yeah the have names but I did not really care to remember them
Jamie: h,g, etc
Jessica: Mods
Manuel: its starts from the letter a and so and so
LKai: Mine was C-12.
Josie: A, B, and C. A-dorm was the detainee dorm
George: I think they were just lettered A B C D, etc.
Terry: MAIN JAIL/ A-F BLOCKS MODS A-F OPEN BAYS HORIZON/ 3 TWO STORY LEVELS, 4 BLOCKS EACH LEVEL GENESIS 4 TWO STORY OPEN BAYS PHOENIX 4 TWO STORY OPEN BAYS BUTLER BUILDING OPEN BAY METAL WAREHOUSE BUILDING WICKHAM 8 METAL OPEN BAY IGLOOS/ FOR WOMEN
Pebbles: Just A b c. alpa beta Charlie and then ur bunk number
Miles: Yes, they had names, but honestly I cannot remember the names.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Mish: A and C was for workers and B was for unsentenced inmates.
Sally: WELL I KNOW THAT IF YOU DONT FOLLOW ORDERS AND RESISIT YOULL GET HOUSED IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, OR FIGHTD BUIT IT WASNT MY PROBLEM SO IM NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW THEY'RE DIVIDED
Pace: Variety
Baby: It went by your charge like I was in max highest lock down time, the med you have like a barricks room, and then basically an open
Jamie: they had regular population,then irc, then high power medical and mo
Manuel: the hard cord red banners orange banners, yellow banners and the state protection blue banners
LKai: -
Josie: A-dorm was the detainee dorm. B-dorm was a general dorm. C-dorm was a worker dorm and housed the "good girls".
George: The violent inmates were two to three to a cell in a different location. I believe there were dormitories for non violent inmates and others for very violent inmates. Many in protective custody were elsewhere.
Terry: MAIN JAIL HOUSES MOST FELONIES VIOLENT CRIMES, MURDER, RAPE,ECT.. HORIZON HOUSES EVERYTHING FROM BURGLARY, THEFT, DRUGS, TO MISDEMEANORS PHOENIX/ GENESIS ARE BOTH PROGRAMS, GED, WORK CREW ECT..THE MODS WAS FOR WORKING INMATES, AND A SEPARATE JUVENILE POD.
Pebbles: B &C are for detainees or people fighting there deportation. Or illegal. And A is for people doing less than a year and regular crimes white banders no high violence crimes.
Miles: You had high security where the inmates were still fighting their cases. Also there were violent inmates who were serving a sentence for violence or had a history of being violent in jail. You also had the mental psych ward for mentally unstable.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Sally: I AM NOT SURE THEY WERE ALL THE SAME TO ME.
Pace: Dorms were worse than the single man cells for me
Baby: I was on max lock down for the whole time I was last in there, I can update you when I get out in 72 days
Jamie: there isnt nothing nice about jail
Manuel: nothing
LKai: -
George: I can only speak for mine, and the nicest part was the opportunity to work and to get out of the dorm for a while. The game room was always a mess. It was always loud, and there was no privacy. I could lose myself in working, and that helped a lot.
Terry: THE BIG OPEN BAY BLOCKS YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO GO OUTSIDE, AND A LITTLE BETTER FOOD. THE MAIN JAIL WAS OVER CROWDED, FOOD SUCKED, AND YOU NEVER GO OUTSIDE.HORIZON WAS ALSO OVER CROWDED, NO ACCESS TO SUNLIGHT INSIDE FREEZING CELLS ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, AND FOOD PROGRAM HORRIBLE, VISITATION WAS HORRIBLE.
Pebbles: The nice thing for the detainees had computers and where able to buy phone cards. They had a chance to buy better commissary. We were able to shower when ever we wanted and watch tv and change the channel pretty much all day as well as being able to use the phones. We had to work though.
Miles: Our dorm was a barrack, and we always had fresh air because there were no concrete walls and reinforced metal doors; so I loved that. I didn't like the overcrowding and no privacy on the toilets. There was not a lot of bad parts of the Musick facility during my time there.

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