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Interview with Randy

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Randy: There was a pretty big swimming pool, a nice gym, many basketball courts, and a couple football fields. There was a baseball field and a soccer field as well. Along with that there was a little gym, and a movie room. The best part was the "incentive room", which had DirecTV, video games, and a few table games such as Foosball, and ping pong.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Randy: Each unit would take turns each week going to the different facilities. The incentive room however was reserved for those with excellent behavior(which I got into), and competition for that was not bad considering most people there did not have very good behavior and acted up many times. The pool and sport fields were granted to everyone, as long as you were not causing too much trouble.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Randy: Nope. I was able to workout a lot in my cell. Push ups and sit ups can do a lot if you stay committed and do them every day. Besides that, there was the gym which helped a lot as well.

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?
Randy: We went outside at least once a day every day for rec. We had about an hour to play sports or do whatever. If we had to stay in, we had rec on the unit and just did large muscle exercises, then usually just watched a movie.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Randy: Yes. There was chapel which went on 4 times a week, for different religions. Since I am not religious, I never attended chapel, and they respected that. I just stayed on the unit and read or drew.

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