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Travis County Jail Closing Advice, Texas

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Closing Advice

Interview with Burt, Daniel, David and Donald

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Burt: Just do your time given and dont let the time do you bc it will get to you. make you go nuts. reminising on the free world
Daniel: The main thing is that it's not all it is hyped up to be on tv. There is a common stereotype that jail is where everybody gets raped and beat up, but as long as you just remain a respectable person and a respector, you will be just fine. The waiting to find out what's going to happen is the hardest part, and after that it's less stressful.... unless you get a life sentence.
David: Send letters and money for the commissary book.
Donald: It is not as bad as it may seem. They are at least safe and secure and are being taken care of to certain standards. They will be fine while in there.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Burt: make your family or friends have a acount setup with evercom as soon as your booked bc you will want to make that call sometimes. and you only get 1 free fone call the time you are booked.
Daniel: Don't go into jail trying to be the "hardest gangster out there," cause people will call it and find out if you really are. So don't act that way unless you truly are and are ready to prove it. Just be yourself and your time will go easier than trying to live up to a predetermined stereotype.
David: Keep calm and keep cool. Don't do anything drastic. In other words be on good behaviour and try to get out as soon as possible.
Donald: Be thankful that it is this jail over others I have seen. This was nicer, well run, and didn't mind it at all if I was going to have to do some time.

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
David: No others.
Donald: Lou Sterit

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