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Interview with Toby, J. Friday, Jeremy, Lisa, Jenny, Brian, Alicia and Darryl

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Toby: once per day
J. Friday: every day, 1 visit,up to 3 people, for 20 minutes.
Jeremy: 3 times a week. But it is through video visitation.
Lisa: Once a day.
Jenny: I can't remember. I think once a week
Brian: none
Alicia: Any visitor would have to come down to the jail and make appt, this in turn would be what ever was open at the time of your appt. No one could just come in and say i want to come in on this dasy at this time, dont work like that.
Darryl: I think in pinnellas co. it was 3 times a week.i reallyy dont remember its been so long

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Toby: no it was reasonable.
J. Friday: No, its not too bad for them.
Jeremy: No
Lisa: No.
Jenny: I'm not sure. I only had 2 visitors. And it was video visitation for only 30 minutes.
Alicia: No not really coz in my case you would be brought to a small room with like three to four screens,then in the visitors area your family or friends would wait for you to how then it as all done by video. Kinda like webcam.
Darryl: I dint think so.i remeber my wufe coming to see me often and she never comolained..if it had been she would have I guess not.

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Toby: video booths
J. Friday: You are locked in a room right outside the POD. They are in a building in front of the complex and you talk on tv's and a telephone. It's quite terrible.
Jeremy: Dont know. I was on the other end of the video inside the jail.
Lisa: Clean. It was video visitation.
Jenny: You went into a small room with a video camera and monitor.
Alicia: I cant answer that coz I never had any visitors. Im sorry i cant say any more on this coz i never had anyone to come see me so there for i spent the whole time with no calls or visitors. it was very lonely. it sucvk when one has no one.
Darryl: Oh geeze this was a real visit on a t.v. Screen in a room. I thought I was going to see my wife through glass atleasst.was a real shocj to walk in ad see her through a t.v.screen.was a long visit though.seems like we got an hour aybe more

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