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Interview with Rose

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Rose: none if you had money on your books you could puchase pencils and paper once a week and stamps and envelopes. otherwise it was a small liabrary cart once a week you could have two books, no facilities though. they did have loud tv on from 8am to 10pm. awfull

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Rose: the entertainment? if you call a couple of tv channels entertainment each pod had there own schedule for the tv mostly stupid talk shows or the same movies over and over or if you like reality tv shows or jerry springer crap I would do exercizes a few hours a day just so i could walk from sleeping and sitting on metal

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Rose: I worked out arobics for at least an hour every day with my ear plugs in and didnt eat any of the white bread they give you and i still gained 38 pounds and could barely see form the lights being on from 5am to 10pm

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?
Rose: you were suppose to get one hour five days a week by law but we would be lucky to go outside three times a week for a full hour. and you could walk in a box about 20 square ft you could do what ever you could think of on the concrete

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Rose: the chaplain came by a few times a week for a prayer or communion she was very nice always happy to see her and she would bring religous library once a week also

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