JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Chandra: They had TV and books. If you had commissary
you could get paper, colored pencils. If you
have no money you get 10 sheets of paper, 2
envelopes and a golf pencil.
They offered parenting classes and "Lifestring"
classes where you could learn things like anger
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Chandra: The TV was a flat screen plasma, mounted on the
wall. If you were in the pod you could watch
TV. The books came through on a cart. You
could also swap books with other inmates. If
the officer didn't like you they wouldn't let
you see the book cart. The TV got controlled by
certain parts of the pod based on who is the
doing the jobs that day. Only allowed to change
the station twice per shift. TV is turned on at
8am and 11pm turned off.
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Chandra: Most of the girls did have a hard time staying
in shape but I didn't. I can eat like a horse
and I don't gain weight. Others did. You eat a
lot of carbs.
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? Chandra: One hour a day, Monday through Friday. Its
called recreation. Its a basketball court that
isn't a full court size.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Chandra: On Sundays and Wednesdays they offered church
services. You couldn't go if you were in