JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Earl: We didn't have any types of facilities to pass the
time. All we had to pass the time was a TV, playing
cards, checkers, and sometimes a checker board. We
split the TV up. We did cleaning by cells, so
whoever cleaned up on that day got to operate the TV
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Earl: Yes we had a TV and we split up the time with it,
whoever cleaned up got to operate the TV on that
day. We was also able to purchase playing cards off
the commissary, and every Christmas they brought
around two checker boards for each cell block, which
I thought was pretty nice of them.
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Earl: No, I didn't. They did not have a weight yard but
you could very easily do push ups and sit ups and
stay in decent shape. Some people ended up in better
shape than when they come in.
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? Earl: We got to go outside once a week. Most of the time
they would come around early in the morning when
they knew no one would want to go out. When we did
go out we had to constantly be moving, we wasn't
allowed to stand around.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Earl: Yes the jail offered church services. They was an
hour long and held on every Monday in the cell
block. We would have the same people for a month
then we would have someone else come to do the