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Interview with Eric

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Eric: For my dorm just TV and books. Inmates would make cards, dominoes and other games. We would converse, read, write, work or. Most inmates worked arty Katy right hits a day in my dorm. If you weren't working or UN chapel you were in the form. TV was always available.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Eric: Access was very ample. Rarely was there a disagreement on TV programming. We could not watch many spring programs in order to curtail gambling. Books were really available. Multiple games were available that were made by inmates. E would get newspapers regularly. The leisure was considered fairly satisfactory for the form.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Eric: My back was sore from a pre-existing injury so I could not work out. Other inmates did not have problems staying in 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?
Eric: Did not go outside. We could do burpies and calisthenics. Inmates would equally walk around the form. It was a writing form so most inmates worked.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Eric: Yes. I didn't go to them. They were once a week and off site I believe. Most inmates who went said they enjoyed them.

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