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Closing Advice

Interview with Ray, Oscar and Marshall

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Ray: Be informed about how to make visits, calling procedures, bonding procedures, how to send money to the inmate accout for commissary. Pray for their safety because anything could happen at a moments notice. Call the jail before visiting to make sure they are not on lockdown.
Oscar: that the food is not too good and when they say they need some money for commissary clothing and hygiene items that are very necessary for health and wellness in the facility
Marshall: to make sure they put money on their books and send them alot of letters because when they are in jail letters are the only thing that make inmates happy

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Ray: You made the choice to do what you did and now you have to pay ihe piper. It's not the end of the world but it is a MAJOR inconvenience not only to you but all those that you love on the outside. Do your time and get out. Think of your loved ones first.
Oscar: be prepared with some money at least 500 dollars, wear extra tshirs boxers and socks and wear sneakers without air buules, and in the colors of any combination of black, gray and white
Marshall: To learn from your mistakes and move foward in your life, to keep to yourself and dont get caught up in the bullcrap in jail, be a leader not a follower

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Ray: Brooklyn Correctional, Brooklyn, CT Chesheire Correctional, Cheshire, CT MacDougall/Walker, Somers, CT New Haven Correctional, New Haven, CT
Oscar: Florida, Massachusetts and the ones named in the beginning of this survey
Marshall: ive been to MYI

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