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Interview with Ron, Tiffany, Hugh and Stevan

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Ron: out door yard workout routine church
Tiffany: I was only there for the weekend, in the day room there are table and chairs to sit on. A tv up on the wall. shower. Mostly we walked around the room like caged mice.
Hugh: There isn't much to do in a cell, but read or do limited exercises. Some people would stand at their door to try and watch one of the TVs at the end of the hall. The Yard is pathetic; walking, handball, and a semi deflated basketball(for safety) are the only options.
Stevan: that is one of the main problems there is not much to help you pass the time I think that's. Y it is so boring in there well I guess its not suppose to be fun but damn there are somedays that just drag I hated it in there .

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Ron: i played cards a lot. T.V. was allways on & loud .
Tiffany: There was a tv on the wall in the day room that was on 24/7 and VERY LOUD. You were not able to sleep well, only naps really. The PODS were very noisy and Lights on 24/7. They say they dim them after 11:30 but they lights were still very bright.
Hugh: The Tvs were usually set to the local FOX station all day and if enough requests were put in to have it changed during the prime time hours then majority rules. Sometimes the newspaper from the dayroom would be taken and that would start a scene, but mostly people share.
Stevan: I had regular acsess be cause I . Worked as a trustee so I got to get out of me cell more than just those punk ass two hours a day it was one of the few bright spots so there was not much comp if any at all .

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Ron: no i like to work out & stay fit , that is the one good thing about jail a chance to get for your crime,& move on
Hugh: No. If anything it helped me because I had nothing but time and emotions/ aggression that needed a positive outlet.
Stevan: No I guess not I'm my cell I would work out most of the time so I was in pretty god shape

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?
Ron: every day that i we were,nt locked down or that it was,nt to cold.
Tiffany: None
Hugh: Yard time was only an hour a day or an hour every other day depending on where you were housed. Walking was my thing to do.
Stevan: I got out every day I had to wash cars every day so I was out side evry day it sucked when it was cold in the moning

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Ron: yes mostly low level ,one & two have access to church on sunday,s & weds. good very good.
Tiffany: While I was there for the weekend, one evening a small group from a church came to the day room and played some music and talked for about 30 min. Then on sunday morning, we were still locked in our pods, you could hear the Pastor speaking for about 30 minutes.
Hugh: The jail would supply you with a bible if requested, but i never heard of any actual services held or offered. The Chaplain did stop by once.
Stevan: I don't know if they . If they did I never went I . Or even remember anyone else going

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