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Interview with Stacy, Ron and Tom

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Stacy: I didn't get a grand tour I'm not sure.
Ron: At least 6 or 7.
Tom: As I can remember there was 2 blocks.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Stacy: Not sure
Ron: They were categorized by letters of the alphabet. A, B, C, D, E, F, G etc.
Tom: No, I didn't see or recall any name for the block.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Stacy: I'm not really sure how that was set up.
Ron: Well there was intake. Then you were put into either minimum, medium, or maximum. I know women were seperate from men for certain. There was a lockdown block where you were locked down for 23 hours a day. And there was a trustee block for inmate workers. There was probably also a work release block as well.
Tom: There was the general population, newly arrived, isolated inmates for their bad behaviors, the medical block for the sick/ill inmates. There's also the block for the employed inmates who worked at the laundry, and the kitchen.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Stacy: I don't know
Ron: The intake block was pretty terrible because there were usually more people then cells so there were people sleeping in plastic boats on the floor. There was no remote for controlling the TV channel. Once getting to minimum, medium, or maximum there was less people, better food, control of the TV, but the cells were still pretty cramped. In the lockdown block however the cell was alot bigger. The toilet was bigger. The bed wasnt a bunk and you got to be by yourself.
Tom: It was the empty and dark block for me which was the odd due to the general population. The nice part about the block is that it was pretty quiet and empty made it easier for me to not worry about the problems caused by the inmates. It was easier to avoid any issue.

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