JM: How many different blocks were there? Jerry: Pods, dorms, cells. cells are usually only for discipline or max
security inmates. Pat: 6 differnt pods for women.
JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they? Jerry: I've never been in a cell at this jail so I don't know, Pat: T-tank,J-tank,Q, P-pod,S which is solitary,and R
which alternated between women an men which ever
they needed it for more.
JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks? Jerry: They house you according to your profile. They put gang
members together, INS, women, workers, drop outs, sex
offenders etc. Everything depends on criminal history and
current charges. There are many INS inmates here and you
can tell because they wear entirely different color than legal
citizen inmates. Pat: J- Tank was a working dorm,P was for I.N.S
mostly,S was segregated,T was mostly all county
girls,Q was single cell for the bad girls and R
was overflow for extra women when there wasnt
room in the other tanks.
JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks? Jerry: The pods are nice because the day room is big and there is
space to exercise but fights are more common and even riots.
The tanks are nice because people walk by all day and it gives
you something to look at, but it's very small and can get
crowded. Pat: I was in J tank at first which is a working dorm
its the nicest the biggest and you have alot of
room more privelages private showers walls in
front of the toilets the best to me,then i went
to S an it was confined in the back of the jail
freezing cold only got out for an hour a day
basically like being in a hole. towards the end
of my sentence I moved to T which is shaped like
a fish bowl very confined to but okfor the