Full interview (by category)
Getting along with other inmates
Time off for good behavior
Food and Commissary
Miami County Jail
201 W Main St
Tammie: 9 months at ORW.
JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Tammie: They are nasty!
Life On the Inside
Just because you find yourself in a place called Miami don't expect palm trees and sunny beaches. The Miami County Jail in Ohio was first built in 1841 for a price of just over $13,000. Since then there have been a few different incarnations of the jail leading up to the current site.
A former inmate who served time at Miami County Jail found that the best way to stay out of trouble was to sleep as much as you can. If you're sleeping, no one can bother you. This would also hold true for just staying in your cell and reading. If an inmate does venture out into the population, they have the opportunity to play cards, watch television or do any type of calisthenic routine they can think of. Beyond that it's back to the sleeping!
The meals at Miami County Jail couldn't be called four star cuisine. In fact, some inmates who sampled the food might not even call it cuisine. Inmates are allowed to order snacks, tuna or instant noodles and other items once a week from the commissary.
Good Behavior Policy
The good behavior policy at the Miami Count Jail in Ohio allows for 3 days a month to be taken off a sentence. That might not sound like much but as any inmate will tell you every day counts. To be awarded that reduction an inmate needs to behave and not get on the wrong side of the guards.
Visit and Telephone Policy
A state issued picture ID is needed if you want to visit an inmate. Each inmate is allowed to have one 30 minute visit per week Thursday through Sunday. Every visit needs to be scheduled in advance. No visitor is allowed to bring anything for an inmate and they will be searched to make sure this rule is kept.
Each housing unit has their own set of telephones for the inmates to make outgoing collect calls only. You can set up a phone account to accept these calls and be billed through Securus billing service. You must set up this account in order to receive the calls.
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