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Gregg County Jail Leisure Time, Texas

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Interview with Micah and Kenneth

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Micah: All we had were a few board games and a TV. The TV had to be off at 10 PM.
Kenneth: We only got to go to a gym that only had one basketball rim and that was it other then going to church. that's all tha facilities they had there they made it like they didn't want you to have fun there and jail shouldn't be fun but they should have stuff to help you pass the time

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Micah: We all shared the games.
Kenneth: The only entertainment we had was a small tv and the guards was the only people that could change the channel and they turn all the tvs off at 10 oclock that was the only entertainment we had and if we did anything wrong they would take that away from us

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Micah: Yes. We had rec 2-3 times a week. Where we would go to a concrete gym for 30 minutes to an hour that had one basketball goals and was probably 20 yards long. With no sunlight.
Kenneth: The only way you will stay in shape is to do push ups and sit ups they don't give you weights

JM: How often did you get to go outside? What did you do outside if you were allowed to? If you were not allowed to go outside what could you do for exercise?
Micah: We never went outside. It wasn't an option. The 6 weeks I was in I didn't see the sun.
Kenneth: We went out side twice a week ans they don't give you much to do when your out there so i stayed in my cell

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Micah: Yes. They were held on Sunday and Wednesday in the concrete gym and only a certain number of people could go. So if you weren't one of the first in line. You didn't even get to go to church.
Kenneth: They had church services and they only talked about how to make the right decisions to not come back to jail

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