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Interview with PJ, Katherine, Jimmy, Baldy, Max, Karen, Richard and Danielle

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
PJ: exercise area
Katherine: NOthing really except the REC yard. And thats what sucks,
Jimmy: rec yard
Baldy: playing cards, sleeping
Max: There was not even a bed in there
Richard: there is no facilities ate the jail for leisure time except for the recreation yard which is usually a couple of times a week for playing basketball or working out in place with your towel unless you are at the tents where there is outside yard to walk around or play football
Danielle: we had no facilities. they cut our ged program. they cut our aa and na meetings. we had parenting classes1x a week. we had church 3x week. we had a rec yard but we were only able to go out 2 or 3 x a week because the guards didnt want to have to sit out there.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
PJ: regular access
Katherine: No because they hardly ever let us out.
Jimmy: it was in the middle usually the biggest guy got control and im only 5'9 150 so yeah
Baldy: are u kidding me?
Max: nothing
Karen: There is no entertainment a couple of boring ripped books if you are lucky as the other inmates hide them under their mattresses
Richard: there really is no entertainment there except for television, if you can hear it over the loud screaming and yelling of the other inmates in the pod that you are in. i usually spent time playing cards so i dont really have too much to say on the entertainment at the jail
Danielle: there was no entertainment. we had to buy playing cards. we had chess and checkers and pinnochle. we had books that were from the 70s and 80s. and we had no tv. all they show is educational stuff but none of it was even remotely interesting. it all sucked bad

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
PJ: no
Katherine: No not really. Just walked 52 laps around the dorm everyday.
Jimmy: no i did alot of push ups lifted weights and played some basketball
Baldy: no
Karen: Alot of the females just walked the entire pod, did laps they call it for their exercise regime
Richard: no i did not there was plenty of dayroom and recreation time when i was at the facility but could have changed
Danielle: im a big girl anyways and i wasnt locked up to lose weight. i worked my but off in there to stay in shape

JM: How often did you get to go outside? What did you do outside if you were allowed to? If you were not allowed to go outside what could you do for exercise?
PJ: once a day
Katherine: Hardly ever. We were lucky to go out 2 times a week.
Jimmy: once a day but all day since i worked at the farm for a month
Baldy: once a day
Max: 0
Karen: dont know
Richard: usually around twice a week. i would play basketball or run laps around the outer edge of the indoor rec yard or run in place
Danielle: we went out 2 or 3 x a week. there was basketball and volleyball courts. or alot of girls just walked around the fence to excercise

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
PJ: I did not attend.
Katherine: Yes everyday. I didnt really feel comfortable attending in jail and they were held in the QUIET ROOM in our dorm.
Jimmy: yes but didnt attend
Baldy: sundays,
Karen: yes they offer them I wasnt in there long enough to experience one THANK GOD
Richard: yes, i never attended a church service with the inmates or the chaplin while at the facility at that time
Danielle: yes they did. it was nice at times. but with it being an open dorm it was really loud. church was good though

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