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Interview with Ryan, Angel, Dale and Peter

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Ryan: There are 32 cells in a unit, 16 upstairs and 16 downstairs. There are 14 units contained in 4 pods.
Angel: I knew of 3 in the female jail
Dale: Medical, HnS (High Security/Juvenile), F-Dorm (Females) G1, G2, G3, G4, T-Pod (Trustee). Annex Building is 4 dorms I believe.
Peter: There were eight cell blocks

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Ryan: G pod (4 units), P pod (2 units), B pod (the box), F pod (3 units) life sentences, both men and women are in F pod if they are serving life sentences.
Angel: I don't remember
Dale: See the Jail layout above. I wrote them down there.
Peter: H&S, Dpod, Tpod, G1, G2, G3, G4 were all of the pods

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Ryan: Trustees, or inmates with certain sentences are the P pod. They have more seniority over the other inmates. They get to watch TV on different channels, and they work in the kitchen.
Angel: One were inmates going to prison
Dale: Just different security levels. Females and Juveniles are in a Seperate Pod. Juvenile movement locks down everything. Other then that just my Classification. High Security, Medium-High, Medium, Low. That's generally how they do it. Misdemeanors are seperated.
Peter: H&S- high security, Dpod-disciplinary, Tpod, trustee pod for inmates that were sentenced to work,G1, G2, G3, G4 are all general pods for those awaiting sentencing or waiting to be bail out

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Ryan: P pod is the best one because there are TVs and more privileges.
Angel: Me Wiggins was very stern and although I believe she may have meant to be stern so people don't want to come back she often made a lot of people cry and was very vulgar for example she would tell girls "your pussy stanks go was your pussy" or "pick.your pussy the floor it's dragging"
Dale: They all probably been repainted and modeled. There not too bad. I guess looking back on it I've seen alot worse. G3 kinda isn't so good because they're 2 man rooms and have the case so it gets real loud. Other then the noise everything is fairly decent. NO TVS which is a big thing that is crazy.
Peter: In the trustee pod you got to have two man cells, you got extra food privileges, you also got all day EY(exercise yard), and they don't take $2 a day for your meals. BUT, you have to wake up at 2am to go to work and not get paid. Also it is extremely hard to see any medical personnel.

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