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Interview with John

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
John: There were no facilities to go to. You may get to go outside for a hour once or twice a week if it was warm and then it may be once a month just depending on the staff and if they had enough guards or if they felt like being outside. Other than that there was nothing.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
John: The only entertainment there was was a tv and it stayed on KAIT8 which is the local station. There is cards and maybe dominos or checkers if you buy them and you can have paperback books sent sometimes. You spend a lot of time just laying in bed or you figure how to entertain yourself.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
John: I personally get in great shape after I get tired of sleeping because I start working out and it tends to get addicting so I guess that is a good thing.

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?
John: Like I mentioned before you may get outside one or two times a week in the summer or it might be once a month. There is a basketball but that is it. You just walk the square around the edges of the fence or sit and relax.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
John: Yes, they are nice and they have them twice a week in a little chapel out back of the jail.

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