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Interview with Jared, Bree, George, Sherry and Timothy

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Jared: 8
Bree: im not sure how many blocks there was
George: There was 16 blocks total.
Sherry: oh lord there were 4 women's dorms. I'm not sure how many men's dorms. then medical as well as first appearance and holding. As well as the hole. Which is disciplinary confinement.
Timothy: There were 4 tents in the program area, 2 for trustees, one for christian program, one for drug program.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Jared: a-pod b-pod and so on
Bree: i no they had dorms 1,2,3,4 and pods e-h not sure about the rest
George: They were labeled as north or south as in 4 south and 3 north.
Sherry: yes dorm 1 dorm 2 ect. Medical, and the hole.
Timothy: They used the letter a, so a-1, a-2, a-3, ect.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Jared: sex crimes in one, murders in another. it goes by your crime
Bree: dorm 1 was trustee/weekender dorm. dorm 2 was for the inhouse drug dorm (classes)dorm 3& 4 people that incompatible with certain inmates. pods e (prison pod) pods f & g(mental health)pod h(confinement)
George: All of the sex offenders were housed in protective custody.The really old and sick were kept in the medical ward.Lee county has the maximum security inmates at the courthouse jail.
Sherry: Well there is general population where pretty much everyone goes those are the dorms. Then there are the hole for inmates who have got in trouble or that a officer has deemed for some reason an inmate has deserved that punishment.
Timothy: You had to be a good behaving inmate to be in the tents, but the longer term inmates usually were the trustees, they had priority. The drug program had mostly drug users, or for court ordered mandatory reasons.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Jared: nothing nice about any of them. there all the same
Bree: the nicest thing i remember was that we would have the oppurtunity to go outside and clean up the jail and the worst parts was having to get shook down every other day and they always throwin your stuff out. didnt matter what you had they still threw it out
George: There wasn't anything good about the cell blocks.They were always overcrowded when the bunks were full they would give new inmates what they called boats to sleep in on the floor.Then you also have to deal with the inmates that stayed up all night and played cards and yelled all night.
Sherry: Nicest there are no nice things in jail. A good officer from time to time. One officer in particular I looked up to. Everyone hated her but I didn't. The worst part well not being able to shower when ever you want. Having to always be under someone's watch. Not seeing the sun. I can go on and on with the worst things about it.
Timothy: The tents were the ideal place, Back when was in jail the stockade was outside. No air conditioning, it got really unbearable in the summer and people would get angry so much easier because of the heat. Also in the tents you would go get food, not have it brought to you, this means you get a hot meal every time not a cold meal like the stockade.

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