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Interview with Gordy, Jeff and Philip

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Gordy: Not much, recreation, books, etc.
Jeff: We had a recreation room handball we should go to Chapel there was also a basketball court the inmates could use daily other than that there was no other extracurricular activities available for the inmates in the recovery pod unit for inmates to access during their stay at the jail
Philip: Depending on your housing unit, there was a basketball and handball court. There were weekly church services as well asndrug and alcohol counseling. There were GED studies that occurred throughout the weekv. There was a library cart that would come around every 2 weeks allowing toy to check out 2 vooks

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Gordy: there a lot of competition
Jeff: It was a fairly large recreational area so there was usually no need for wait was open from approximately 9 a_m to 9 p_m after that lights or out and the rec area was close for the evening. Available for use again the next day Chappelle was on Sunday is based on your religious beliefs
Philip: Access was clique oriented the largest group had the most clout. access was not regular, in most cases leisure time was cut short or canceled due to corrections personnel not having the patience to organize the inmates and transport them to wherever leisure time wouldbbebbeing held. Dominant inmates would control the environment.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Gordy: If you dont know how to stay in shape I would say you would have a hard time
Jeff: No there's plenty of space to walk do pushups situps pullups things of that nature. I'm not an individual who has much concern about my physical well-being as my metabolism is so high I pretty much just stay in shape all the time
Philip: Not at all. There wasn't much to do but pushups situps and pull ups. The low calorie diet ensures weight loss as wrll

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?
Gordy: Never
Jeff: We exercise in the rec area section of the jail it was not outside yet it had open windows with bars to wear fresh air could enter
Philip: I never had an opportunity to go outside during my stay. Working out was done in my own cell by myself but never our side

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Gordy: yes they can not deny anyone practice of their religion in a small room
Jeff: The jail did offer to church services I did attend on Sundays they were quite pleasant with upbeat pastors singing dance
Philip: Church services were held Sundays. They were very disorganized and typically just an excuse for inmates to exchange contraband They also had a Wednesday bible study vutni never attended

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