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Interview with Ted, Lisa, Tania and Thomas

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Ted: Talking about Marion County II they had 3 floors. In Marion County I they have cells.
Lisa: about 27 blocks one side was on
Tania: on my floor there were 12 different blocks
Thomas: there were 8 inside the jail and then they also had "Tent City" outside the jail but still behind the fences. Two units inside were open bay style units.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Ted: They identify them by number and letter.
Lisa: really have no ideal i know had numbers and lettes
Tania: yes, violent offenders block ect.. based off of your charges
Thomas: The ones inside went from A through H. G and H were open bay while the others each held six units inside of the pod letter.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Ted: They usually categorize them like the more violent criminals in one area, and they separate the rest into different dorms. More violent offenders were in 2D and 2E in Marion County II. I don't think there were women in Marion County II, but they do have women in Marion County I.
Lisa: dont know i was d block didnt have time to look at all blocks os i really dont know was just trying to get my time done and go home
Tania: you were housed by your charges and or your past visits based on behavior, violence or escape risk, or by time you were going to be spending at the facility
Thomas: The last time I was there the open bay units held only misdemeanors the tent city was in the process of being built with the intentions of moving the misdemeanors into. The remaining "Pods" were for felony with a segregated unit sex offendors.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Ted: CCA was a lot nicer than Marion County I. It was cleaner, there was more room. Its not new, but its newer than Marion County I.
Lisa: all blocks are bad anfd nasty and smell bad and it crazy and ready to go home and it nothing fun being in a jail cell with crazy smellpeople and mental crazy people to os it best to alone if you can becuase they are all looking for sex and to get on your nerves
Tania: the nicest part was there were eleven of us, not a lot. the worst part was the cleanliness of the jail. it was very unsanitary and also it was may and no air conditioning. it was hot, dirty and no fresh air running through our entire floor of the facility
Thomas: There is absolutely nothing and I seriously mean this ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about Marion County Jail other than getting out, I know everyone thinks this about Jail but trust me I have spent most of my life in and out of these places {not pride just stateing the FACTS} and this jail should seriously be looked at not only for its facility but for how it is operated as well.

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