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Interview with Tim and Sharon

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Tim: they have a basketball court,chess,you can buy a radio from canteen,also handball,and they have a tv.
Sharon: Basically you have church , Alcoholics Anonymous, narcotics anonymous and anger management. anything beyond that is all things ran by inmates such as Zumba Pilates and other basic excercisingprogram program. They also have drawing classes and pretty much anything an inmate wants to ask permission to run as long as it gets approved.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Tim: lots of competition.First come first serve.Its easier to just stay in your room and try to sleep.
Sharon: We had a television in each block and for a price you could purchase a radio they are not cheap and they are easily broken. We could only watch certain television shows and have radios on at certain times or this could put you at risk of loosing your gain time.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Tim: No you can do pushups and dips.No weights
Sharon: At first yes but then I relieze I have to work out because you get so caught up laying around and eating junk food constantly.

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?
Tim: As long as it wasnt raining you could go outside from 8am until 9pm
Sharon: Yes we could go outside regularly as long As it was not count time or lights out. We had basketball and could walk and exercise.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Tim: on sunday for one hour.and only cathloc services
Sharon: Yes they offered a Wednesday and Sunday service and they were just basically held in a room from volunteers on the outside.

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