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Interview with Todd and Antwon

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Todd: there were 6 pods on each side with 10 cells in each pod
Antwon: It was divided into wedges so about 30 sections or so

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Todd: well you had the 400 block the 600 block the 900 block and the 1000block and 1200 block
Antwon: yes four hundred,six hundred,nine hundred,ten hundred,twelve hundred and the barracks

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Todd: the 400 block was for parole violators and probation violatorsthe 600 block was for misdemeanors the 900 block was for the women and the 1000 and 1200 blocks were for the serious offenders like felons murderers rapists and child molesters etc.
Antwon: nonviolent were grouped together violent were housed together women were housed together suicide and mentally ill inmates were housed together state inmates were housed together federal inmates were housed together worker program inmates were housed together

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Todd: there were not too many things about jail being nice we never got to go outside on a regular basis the food is horrible your always crowded up and the guards treat every one like they are crap
Antwon: there was nothing nice about any part of that jail.Non of the staff cared about you even if you were dying. But the barracks were the nices part because it was set up more like a dorm and had multiple showers and stalls in the bathroom so that you could use the bathroom in peace.

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