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Interview with Alan and Martin

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Alan: I was in a tank that had two floors. with maximum 2 people per cell. 24 total cells.
Martin: there were three floors and i think 15 blocks

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Alan: I don't know the official name of the tank. We called it the Charlie Tank.
Martin: i think it was just east wing west wing and central

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Alan: Misdemeanors were housed together and Felons, etc as the severity of the crimes increased those inmates were kept elsewhere. I did have a scary thing happen when a transfer inmate was put in our tank for a few days while waiting to be transferred to another unit out of state. he was violent and crazy and I felt like he should not be in our tank.
Martin: they had general population on every floor on the sides of the jail they had protective custody and solitary confinement wrapped together i dont think they had any special wings for sex offenders or dangerous inmates

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Alan: It was jail. the whole place sucked there was no nicest part it was all the worst. Except for the Church the church was very clean and felt very safe. It smelled new and all the equipment was high tech and look very new. the carpet and the chairs were new and clean.
Martin: the nicest part of the differant blocks was if you were lucky thery shipped you out of county i dont remember anything nice about polk county jail the worst part was the sherriffs in polk county they are the rudest police in town there sadists and offten break rules and harrase inmates

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