JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Clinton: I worked a lot. They unlock you after your
shift for about 3 hours. That's the time you
can shower, watch TV and make phone calls.
Bedtime is at 9. You can request whatever book
you want. You can ask by author and you will
usually get it within 3 days. Tyrone: Books, phone, TV, drawing. Working out. That's
pretty much how I passed my time.
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Clinton: Its a fight waiting to happen all the time with
the TV. Usually the older guys stay out of the
TV room because all the young guys want to do is
watch rap videos. Tyrone: 20 people come out in the pod at the same time.
Everybody wants to use the remote and the phones
at the same time. You can put in a request form
for a book and they also had a stack of them on
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Clinton: No, the diet was terrible. I lost almost 40
lbs. I went in heavy at 240 and now I'm 200.
They don't care if you eat or not. Tyrone: Not really. The food was kind of nasty so I
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? Clinton: Never, just to the caged trash area because I
was working. Getting in the yard is really hard
and even there you don't get direct sunlight. Tyrone: Yes, they have a little yard. It's like a cage
with an open roof so air will come in and the
sun will hit you. Once a week.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Clinton: Yes, bible study twice a week every week. They
were held in the TV room. Tyrone: Yes they did have a chaplain. He wouldn't come
around like he was supposed to. He was supposed
to come in every Saturday. He would just come