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Closing Advice

Interview with Tom and Barbara

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Tom: It is a rough place and it is important to offer as much support as possible either by accepting calls keeping a little bit of money available or corressponding by mail. It is a very stressful place compared to other jails and a lot of moral support helps alot
Barbara: Inmates need regular visits and/or written letters often to help their time go by smoothly. Its always nice to have someone put a reasonable amount of money on books for commissary each month

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Tom: Stay out of gangs. Do not involve yourself in anything that does not affect you. Do not talk to the cops too much or others will think you are a snitch. Stay away from any temptation to use any kind of drugs. Always talk to the cops as you wish them to speak to you. If 1 cop does not like you it will get to that other cops that you are a trouble maker and the will give you a hard time. Do not do anything to violate known gang space.
Barbara: Try keep to themselves. Ask your family to have books sent in from the shipper. Try to do a home schooled vocational school program or take advantage of the jails offer to study for/ get their GED

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Barbara: The following locations were all stayed at on the above case: East County Detention Facility, Contra Costa County Central Calif Womens Facility, Chowchilla, Ca (Madera County) Calif Institute for Women, Chino, Ca (Riverside County) Puerta La Cruz Fire Camp, Warner Springs, Ca (San Diego County)

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