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Interview with Ted, Lisa, Tania and Thomas

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Ted: You had to put them on a list. I think it was different days for different names, depending on your last name. I think you can have 5 people on your list at a time. You couldn't have them every day of the week, but I can't remember exactly who gets them on which days.
Lisa: evey week if you do a new list for week if you dont than you dont see no one
Tania: once weekly based on behavior and on a first come first serve basis. there were limited visiting booths
Thomas: Saturdays and Sundays at different hours when I was there the last ime they were starting to do the video visitation

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Ted: No, but they do have to be on a list before they come.
Lisa: it can take to 5 hours a day and it worst sometime mix upfor with other inmate and stuff would be all mess for the whole day
Tania: i heard that the process was about fifteen minutes between signing in and waiting for the inmates to be checked for violations and to be brought down
Thomas: According to my people it was the worst it took twenty minutes for them to be processed in and then anywhere from 1 to 2 hour wait before the got to see me for 15 mins.

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Ted: You didn't meet face to face. You visit through a video monitor.
Lisa: it was kook had vend machine that cost a lot and most of time they were broke and never work and venden machine for pops were hot and nasty and but aleast you get to see your family and hangout with them spend seeing them food wise dont buy waste of time
Tania: it was a booth with a phone you could speak to a single person on. very institutional with metal seats and no privacy. correctional officers were monitoring as well as conversations screened. very sad and depressing with a lot of families and children present in the womens visiting area. a lot of crying and emotion.
Thomas: It sucked we sat behind two way glass in a long room that had 10 nother inmates all hollering through the phones trying hard to hear or say anything to your own people the phones never seemed to be working properly so you had to talk loud making the man next to you have to talk louder.

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