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Interview with Darcy

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Darcy: We were able to get books, attend learning classes and had yard time twice a week. There was also a tv that was on in the dayroom if the guards wanted to put it on. The classes consisted of anger management and you could go to school to get your GED if needed.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Darcy: The guards chose the channels you watched, and the tv was in the day room so if you wanted to sit out there in all that noise you could, otherwise you stayed on your bunk and read, we all shared books with each other, you do alot of reading in jail

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Darcy: No, I did not eat the food most days and did sit ups on my bed and walked the yard when we got to go outside.

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?
Darcy: Twice a week we got yard, we could walk, play basketball, volleyball or handball. If you did not get yard you had to be creative with excercise.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Darcy: Yes, we had church every other sunday, when someone came to get us. Not often were we taken because the jail was understaffed.

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