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Interview with Burt, Daniel, David and Donald

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Burt: in buliding 1 there were 2 sides. open doors, and closed doors. closed door carried units a,b,c,d and open carried e,f,g,h. builing 2 carried ag cases, building 3 were females. building 4 was work release building 5 was laundry people building 6, 7,8,9 were open floor. where yu had more trust. 10 wasmore old people building 11 was a female trustee building 12 is a new 1 that hold 2500+ppl itself
Daniel: Last time I was in the county there were 12 buildings with like 35 blocks total. Eight buildings of 2 blocks and 2 of 8 blocks, 1 of 2 blocks, and 1 of 1 block.
David: Where I was they called them dorms. There were around 15 dorms that housed 28 men a piece and they were always full. There was another unit of about 50 cells for lock down.
Donald: There were like 10 different barracks.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Burt: no, not that i knew of
Daniel: Just building 1 through 8, HSB(not sure what it stands for), and the 3 trusty buildings(also not sure what they were called.)
David: They were labled A, B, C and so on.
Donald: I think they were numbered and no names. Thank you.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Burt: honestly dont know but ag cases were in build 1 and mostly buildin 2
Daniel: Building 1 was for mostly high risk offenders(aggravated), 2 was for straight up lockdown, 3 was women only, HSB was the medical building, 4 was kitchen duty, 5-8 was outside portables(low-risk), and the trusty buildings were for the rest of the workers.
David: No, they pretty much mixed everybody up. This was miniumum security so whoever got that kind of sentence was in there.
Donald: We were all kitchen trustees housed in our barrack. I am not sure how the other inmates were divided into groups. I have no clue or idea. Thanks a lot.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Burt: out buildings 56789 had mor freedom and others were caved in
Daniel: The portables were nice cause there were no doors or cells except the front door to the building. Building 2 sucked cause you never came out except for a shower.
David: The nicest was that some of the inmates were really friendly and offered their commisary. The worst was that somebody always looking for a fight.
Donald: They were all the same as far as I knew. At least they looked the same from the outside. But I did not go into every single barrack, as they were all separate buildings.I am almost sure that they were all the same and not any different what soever. Thanks

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