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Interview with Jerry and Pat

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Jerry: church services and time outside to get fresh air and walk around and be in the sun and visits from friends and family they would have magazines and books to read a lot of drawing your own things they also had alcoholic and drug rehab facilities that's all there was didn't really provide much facilities
Pat: basketball classes-computer mechanic working in the kitchen fitness classes\commissary church groups help me get my ming in focus reading books helped me mind my business you can get your highschool diploma helped others that are slow and need tutoring cleaned the grounds maintenance programs where you can work around hte jail/prison laundry room separate clothes and linens/ hobby shop

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Jerry: you only had from 10 am - 8 pm for entertainment but people would get mad because they had stuff on that wasn't pleasant for them and they would have a church in the same building but people wouldn't like it because they weren't able to sleep so that was a big problem for everyone
Pat: no entertainment except play cards in jail you have too form your own entertainment which is play cards and bet on put a pizza party together with condiments listen too the radio at certain time allowed having a church event that will allow inmates get together too pass the time away own ideas of et

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Jerry: yes because of the un healthy food and only 2 meals a day wasn't enough but i would exercise every other day to make the day go by fast but you would only be able to do basic exercise no weights
Pat: alot of weights and fitness you do alot of walking or free wights will pass the time and help others with fitness

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?
Jerry: you would be able to go out every other day but just to walk around in the dirt and play football with a sock in a ball the only thing you can do are push ups or pick up water bags to work on your arms
Pat: daily-walked around/ played basketball- they let you out a few times a day 30 minutes incruments and if you are on yard mainenance you got out more oftem \

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Jerry: the church services where small and good they where held every two days and they would provide you with a bible and the essentials you needed for the services
Pat: yes-very spirtual and it got us in a postive mood the church services were held on sundays and sometimes they would have event in weekday evening

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