JM: How many different blocks were there? JD: 3 main blocks and 1 womens block. The 3 main
blocks were composed of 3 Pods each. The three
Pods faced inward on a central command/ control
station separated by glass.
JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they? JD: Each POD was given an aphabetical assignment
Example: A POD, B pod ect.
JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks? JD: 2 of the POds in each block were for minor
violators and had open floor plans. The other POD
in each block was for felony violators and
consisted of two levels with cells ( 2 people per
JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks? JD: The open layout of the minor offender PODs was
nice as it allowed freedom of movement and
interaction amongst inmates. On the first level
was several tables, a TV( controlled by staff
only), and several telephones. It was nice to
have a book cart come around the POD every other
day to change out reading materials. Also 1 copy
of the local newspaper was given to each
Worst part was that the misdemeanor PODs were
heavily overcrowded. That ment you had to sleep
on a temporary platform bed in the middle of the
common area until an unoccupied bed opended up.