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Interview with Charles and Lynne

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Charles: Library, outside playing ball, lots of reading, the cafeteria and there were shops where we trained for didn't things. I even took some courses and did alot of going to the church speaking with the pastor, talking to other inmates reading books, the occassional visitor and occassional letters I would recieve. But overall the days and night were long.
Lynne: There weren't many facilities the library was o.k even though all the books are damaged a suck collection. The yard is just that yard I spent a lot of time in my cell reading thinking working out writing letters to FAMILY and I attended prayers meeting and church we had a movie night

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Charles: I don't rememer much entertainment. I am a quiet person, much of a loner. Smoking a cigarette, writing a letter or a decent conversation with someone was entertainment to me. As I stated I had very little contact with anyone from outside. So the occassional letter and books kept me preoccupied.
Lynne: No we didnt have any access to that it's jail the best you got was what you heard around the jail what you lob ed ones say on visits and phone calls and letters is all that you have in jail and the news is about all you get and the newspaper

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Charles: Well, there were things you could do in the cell or around the facility if you wanted too. There may have been more incentive to do it there then at home.
Lynne: Yes the intake of calories is not enough to sustain healthy weight you had to get food off commisary to survive

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?
Charles: We went out occassionally to play basketball, but mostly sit around to talk and smoke cigarettes. I guess we went outside as much as was expected.
Lynne: I would do sit ups pushup crunches play basketball do suicides sit around play cards and if i wasn't outside i did all of this in my cell.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Charles: Yes, rather dry. I did alot of praying alone. But I went into the santuary for peace and to have a oneness with God.
Lynne: Yes they did offer church services they were held 1 a week and prayer mmeeting once a week as well

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