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Interview with Jeffery, Serena and Gary

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Jeffery: El Do county jail is a two level housing facility. There are four pods with around twenty, two-man cells and an additional two dorms, holding roughly forty inmates a piece on each level.
Serena: there were four different blocks i think.
Gary: There is a total of 6 different blocks.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Jeffery: Bottom: A,B,C,D and dorms 1 and 2. Top: E,F,G,H and dorms 3 and 4.
Serena: i believe the names were letters but i can be sure.
Gary: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Jeffery: General pop. for the average, non-violent, low-risk inmates meant usually the down stairs dorms 1&2, D, E, or G-pods. Higher risk, violent inmates were housed in A and B pods. Women in dorms 3 and 4 and H-pod. Child molesters and sex offenders in C-pod. And kitchen/outside workers in F-pod.
Serena: most inmates were in there for drug offenses i think i heard them talking. they thought my offense was really bad and i was scared but my cellmates were nice.
Gary: A pod was the new worker-pod B pod was for child molesters/sex offenders C pod was for child molesters/sex offenders D pod was for medical E pod was general population (8 double cells on the bottom tier and 8 single cells on top tier) F pod was for protective custody people G pod was for GP-WOMEN (YES, co-ed jail) H pod was GP (8 double cells bottom, 8 single top) I pod is GP (8 double cells bottom, 8 single top) J pod is the hole (8 single, SMALL cells) K pod is the dorms, minimal security, 4 bunks on bottom tier, 4 on top, total 16

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Jeffery: The worker pod was the best possible environment for me in which to serve time and rehabilitate myself. There seemed to be a better understanding of guilt in the worker pod compared to some of the proud and boastful repeat offenders in other pods and dorms. I served meals to the sex offenders and child molesters in C pod and every time i entered that pod i felt eyes on me. If you ended up in one of the dorms you had better be a social type because your open cot doesn't offer much solace.
Serena: the food was the nicest part, the food in el dorado county is very acceptable, lots of variety and good taste. the commisary is well stocked and easy to use. also the beds were comfortable and the guards were nice. el dorado is a country club the best jail i have been in.
Gary: The first 4 (A pod to D/Medical) are in the "old" part of the jail, near booking and the kitchen. It's ALWAYS heated up there, so in the winter, you are warm, and stay warm. K pod is where I spent my last 45 was OK there, but with the bunk situation, no real privacy like you would get in GP. And you have 1 toilet for 8 guys...LAME!!!

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