JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Clark: Rec time and video visits and phone calls. The
jail did not have much in the way of recreation.
Otherwise it was cards, commissary, writing or
reading or tv if you wanted to risk the
conflict. you really spent time reviewing your
case, writing or reading or resting or exercising
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Clark: competition was fierce. there was a pecking
order and if you did not meet those heirchal
threshholds you were outnumbered. most fights
were over the tv and phones and commissary
thefts. sometimes horseplay cause conflict but
not as often. there were definitely factions
based on neighborhoods and race and sometimes
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Clark: Yes and no. Fewer calories mean less energy.
Depression could set in if you weren't cognizant
of its symptoms. you didn't get fat.
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? Clark: Never outside. You could only walk or run around
the guy area, there was a universal all in one
machine and a dip and pull up bard
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Clark: yes there were church services, but again there
was a pecking order. only those that had been
there the longest were allowed to go or certain
gangs and groups controlled attendance the
volunteers seemed to know it was happening but