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Closing Advice

Interview with Tom, Frank and Ashlee

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Tom: just to try to keep in touch with them on the phone or through the mail. It is very helpful to try to keep a little bit of money going to the inmate because the jail supplies nothing besides the legal amount of stuff the court says they have to. This is like 2000 calories per day, toilet paper, and soap. Thats all you get if you dont got money. Jail is a messed up place but if you have just a little bit of support it makes it a whole lot more tolerable.
Frank: Get to the visits early because the room can fill up. Write as much as possible.
Ashlee: That it's not as bad as they would think, coz their loved one is making the best of it while in there. It's like all inmates say "what goes on in Sutter County Jails stays in Sutter County Jail.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Tom: Stay away from gangs. I was a member of the NUESTRA FAMILIA prison gang and I know first hand that gangs are the biggest trouble in the whole California jail and prison system gangs will get you killed more time and are just plain stupid. Stay as far away from gangs as possible.
Frank: Dont be going for really bad sex crimes, and don't be a wimp as much as you can, work out, read, stick to yourself or couple people, and you should be ok.
Ashlee: Just do your time and get out and stay out of trouble. Try and stay busy and keep yourself occupied with reading a book or writing letters. Or even take daily naps.

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Ashlee: None.

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