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Interview with Jen, Kelsey and Cody

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Jen: You could receive visitors 1 time a week, and for 1 hour. If there were more then 2 adults at a time they would have to split up the hour between them.
Kelsey: Once a week
Cody: In Main Jail it was from 8 AM to 12 PM on Saturday morning only for one hour. In Pre-Trial you also had only one hour a week, but could visit anytime during the day and could split your hour up into two 30 minute sessions.

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Jen: No, the visitors were given an expected time to visit. The waiting time was usually around 1 hour to get in to visit. First come first serve list to get in. There was limited seats to visit.
Kelsey: I didn't hear any complaints
Cody: No not particularly. Although I was moved from Main Jail to Pre- Trial on Friday night after I handed in my visiting slip so when my family showed up Saturday morning they had to leave and then drive all the way out to the other facility to see me.

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Jen: Behind glass, and on the phone. General population if they still do it good behavior will get you personal contact, across from a table, and you can have children sit on your lap.
Kelsey: In Tulare County late 1990's from #11 it was behind a glass. Inmates are behind this half circle shaped with a phone by each inmate. Sometimes your phone worked and sometimes they don't
Cody: Cold and sterile, talking through this weird little device set in the glass on a cold metal stool. It was relatively private in Pre-Trial though which I was told its not like in Man Jail. You have your own little closed cell and so does the other person and they call you over the intercom when your time is up.

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