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Interview with Ray, Oscar and Marshall

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Ray: I didn't get visitors but I think you were allowed once a day at the times scheduled for your block
Oscar: you could receive visitors I recall three times a week but they had to be on a pre approved visitors list
Marshall: you can only recieve visitors twice a week where i was locked up at .

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Ray: I believe that the visitors had to come 30 minutes before visiting hours to get on the list. They had to be on your approved visiting list and follow all the rules. The inmate is responsible for the visitors actions and the visiting rights can be take away at any time.
Oscar: I was told that the visitors had to go through a lot of turmoil to get in the visiting room and there was not enough access for my ex wife whom was in a wheel chair
Marshall: kind of they have to wait a period of time before being able to visit a inmate but its worth it to us i guess

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Ray: At HCC it is all behind glass (non contact). Talking via phone. One might just as well call on the regular phone. I think seeing the visitor is more a tease. Others come back calmer and some come back angry. The visit phones are monitored also so there is never any real conversation privacy.
Oscar: the visiting environment is a little booth with absolutely no physical access to your visitor and cant hug your loved ones if you are in non contact visiting which the only contact visits are for lawyers and legal staff of some type of capacity but they make kids stay behind glass too
Marshall: i know in the majority of jails its a room with glass windows where you have to talk through a phone one person on one side and the inmate on the other side i didnt get any visitors when i was in jail so i wouldnt be able to descrjbe it perfectly

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