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Pinellas County Jail Closing Advice, Florida

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Closing Advice

Interview with Toby, J. Friday, Jeremy, Lisa, Jenny, Alicia, Darryl and Brian

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Toby: tell them to visit often and send him money for canteen.
J. Friday: Good luck. Just hope he makes it on the road crew.
Jeremy: That it isnt as bad as what you see on TV or the movies.
Lisa: Make sure that they send letters and scedule visits because inmates need those the most while in there.
Jenny: some jails allow you to take in certain items. If you can take something in with you, the less you have to pay for commissary. Otherwise, make sure they have enough money each week to buy the items needed.
Alicia: Just stick by them visit them make sure they had Commissary and make sure they know they are loved and wanted. Because with out all that one does go crazy watching others have what you dont. You have way to much time inside and all you do is think of the would of's, should of's and could of's. Its one of the hardest things i have had to do in my life...
Darryl: Support your loved one,write them everyday.send thonety if you gave it and take their calls uf you can.visit them.encourage them to do better when they get out.do this once and if they go back to jail again their on their on

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Toby: keep to yourself and stay out of trouble, make use of available programs like AA, NA ect. read.
J. Friday: Smoke em if you got em bro!
Jeremy: Yeah. Stay out of trouble when you get out so you never have to return again!
Lisa: Don't get involved in any drama and just keep to yourself. Time is easier that way.
Jenny: Yes, just don't be stupid. We all know what is right and wrong. Make the right choices and you never have to be in those places. They are not fun, nor is it cool. And don't take probation. It is a set up. Do the time and be done with it. If you're on probation and have a drug problem, more and likely, you'll keep going back. Remember your freedom. Nobody or nothing is worth that.
Alicia: Play by ALL rules and use any tools they offer you and come out with new hopes and dreams..Make friends but be sure its not the wong type coz they are sneaky inside they will make u think they are your friend when they really are not..
Darryl: Keep to yourself.do your time and dont get in any roubke in their.dint ket others infkuence you in their.dont start troubke but dnt back downn from it either.learn from it and dont do it again

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Jenny: I have been to Tuscaloosa county jail, Levy county jail, Alachua county jail, and Bridgehouse drug rehabilitation(in Alachua county)
Brian: none
Alicia: none
Darryl: Clayton county ga. Frank scott state prison in ga.Jakson state prison in jackson ga. Wilcox state prison in ga

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