JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Mizzell: Games and books in prison only Neil: TV. Cards. Checkers. Books were also avialable
if you wanted one....limited titles. Also could
get a Bible very easily. We also had church
service on Sunday. Sometimes, very rarely
though, we could go out into the court yard area
if the weather was good and the staff was ok
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Mizzell: Yes in prison none in county Neil: The tv was on most of the time...however, I had
very little choice (lets say I had no choice) in
what I wanted to watch. The TV was controlled
by the inmates that were either in groups or had
been there a long time. I did not care that
much about the TV anyway.
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Mizzell: No in prison incounty yes Neil: I would say yes. I lost a good amount of weight
while I was in jail. This was not a healthy
weight loss choice for myself.
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? Mizzell: After seven am untilled dark at the county maybe
once a week Neil: I would say we would get to go out only once a
week if they weather was good and the staff was
ok with this. Walk around the cell block was
just about the only exercise inside.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Mizzell: Yes just about every day and nite in prison in the
county once a week on wen Neil: Yes they did. They were held on Sunday and an
outside church would sponsor the service. It
would last about an hour or so and was VERY