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Interview with Kelsey

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Kelsey: To pass the time there were books, television, artwork, and thats about it. But it's very hard to concentrate on anything cause of all the noise. Everyhting echoes in there.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Kelsey: There was lots of competition when it came to the television. Magazines and books would be bought or traded from one inmate to another, with barter such as soups or candy bars.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Kelsey: Yes I gained a huge amount of weight while in jail because of the food they feed you, and then there isnt much physical activity to do. You can pace back and forth throgh the tank but that doesnt burn many calories.

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?
Kelsey: Going outside was optional, and I believe we were allowed out twice a week for two hours at a time. Once you were out there you could not return to your cell until the guards excorted you back.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Kelsey: They offered all kinds of church services at least three times a week. Some of them were ok. alot of them I did not like because they spoke spanish most of the time.

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