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Interview with Brittany and Jordan

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Brittany: AA, a lot of church, movies, TV. You can walk in circles in the little yard.
Jordan: They got a small workout place, a small library a small tv room and a communal kitchen. It wasnt much to do except work our and read to better pass that time and talk with the cellmate. It wasnt much resources to pass time in the way that other places have things like that

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Brittany: There were actually 4 TV's in my unit, so I would just walk around to see what else was being watched. You can change the channel but you have to reach an agreement with the others who are watching.
Jordan: It was a lot of people waiting to use the phone and pick what to watch on the television and what types of boooks to be checking out. It was too many people wanting the same thing and not enough stuff to do and resources and other things and stuff

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Brittany: No. I had the diabetic food tray, which means no sweets, and a lot of fresh fruit. I lost weight during my time in jail.
Jordan: It was sometimes hard because not regular access to different machines most of the working out was exercises in the cell

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?
Brittany: Every day.
Jordan: Once a week and the exercises was lifting weights and pushups and other types of exercise you could do standing up like free weights and

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Brittany: You had to sign a paper when you went into a church meeting, which I heard was showed to the judge. One of the services was led by a catholic lady and I really liked her service. There was also a bible study, and a pentecostal service.
Jordan: They got a main chapel for sunday but Im not into that religion so it wasnt for me cause doesnt interest me

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