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Interview with Katie and Angel

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Katie: Nothing accept T.V. and books but they had to be sent by a publishing company to receive them.
Angel: Books and tv and cards that's it. And if your in lockdown you don't even get that. no tv,pencils,cards only books.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Katie: Competition was fierce.
Angel: it has to be your cells tv day just to pick what you want to watch and there is way to many people to hear it or concentrate. Then you have a few people in your cell so you have to make a schedule. Then the books got low, beause they can only come from a publisher so that made it rough.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Katie: Yes there are no exercise activities.
Angel: Very much so. There is absolutely no physical exercise there. All you can do is walk laps around the day room and it's not that big. and when in lockdown you only get one hour out of your cell a day, which is not enough time to walk after you get your shower and make a phone call.

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?
Katie: Never
Angel: not very often at all, and it's only a little square all you can do is sit on the concrete and talk for thirty minutes. nobody can move out there.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Katie: Yes. On Wednesday and when we wanted to talk to the preacher after service we would get grief.
Angel: yes on Sunday and wdenesday. Sometimes there was a funny guy that came that really preached, but other than that it was all fake, it's not even worth getting out of the dorm for an hour. When in lockdown you can not attend church.

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