JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Todd: none except for once a week they had church
services and an aa class Antwon: The chapel and the basketball court was the only
thing to pass the time because you were on
lockdown twenty four hours a day. People watched
commissary,talked,listened to radio,draw,talk on
the phone to their loved ones, but the main thing
people did because they were so depressed was
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Todd: no only a certain number of inmates were allowed
out of each wedge to go Antwon: the only thing we could do was watch 2 channels
mainly the news. There was really no
entertainment.People had to become creative and
try to make the best of the situation. We made up
our own games just to keep ourselves sane.If dogs
were put and treated like we were it would be
called animal cruelty!!
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Todd: not really i did situps pushups walked around
the wedge and stuff like that Antwon: yes because there was no weights and we never got to
go outside. There was no room to move around with
the amount of people they had crammed in there.
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? Todd: i got to go outside maybe 3 or 4 times in 7
months for one hour Antwon: We were allowed to go outside once a month.Play
basketball and walk around the basketball court in
circles for forty five min to an hour.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Todd: yes they were nice sometimes but alot of people
went just to get out of the wedge for a while
and see different view they were held on
saturdayu mornings Antwon: Yes. The church services was the only thing that
kept me going. We had a great Chaplain and it was
offered everyday but it was divided on different
days depending on what part of the jail you were in.