JM: How many different blocks were there? Scott: i cant recalled exactly how many blocks but its
more than four Gary: SEVEN LOCKS THERE WERE SEVEN.
Armando: There were about 30 different blocks throughput the
JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they? Scott: all blocks go by numbers and name like jazz
block kitch block detail blockk etc Gary: CLARKSBURG HAD LETTER AND NUMBER COMBINATIONS AND
WERE CALLED PODS. Armando: There were all named in the order of the Alphabet.
JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks? Scott: they mixed all inmates up they have certain
blocks for kitch workers,drug programs so its no
telling how inmates are housed i went from a
regular block to the drug program block Gary: MAINLY THERE WERE INMATES NOT FACING MORE THAT 5
YEARS OR INMATES WITHIN 5 YEARS OF BEING RELEASED.
OTHERS WERE WAITING TO BE SENT UPSTATE TO MORE
HARSHER FACILITIES. FACED 10 YEARS OR MORE. Armando: You have your kitchen workers who are housed
desperately, Trustees or Maintenance workers are
housed in different housing units and then,
depending on what you have been charged with, you
are housed together.
JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks? Scott: the officers in certain blocks have nasty
attitudes,some blocks are more cleaner then
other the shower are nasty in different blocks
but when i went to the drug program that block
was the best one to me because everythingf was
clean an neat and the staff treated you better
with respect Gary: THERE WERE REPUTATIONS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT BLOCKS.
SOME WERE HOUSING LOUD AND PLAYFUL INMATES THAT
WOULD TALK AND CLOWN ALOT AND LOOK AT TV. OTHERS
WERE MORE VIOLENT AND HAD MORE FIGHTS, HAVING
PEOPLE SENT TO THE HOLE. OTHERS WERE QUIET AND DID
NOT HAVE ANY OTHER PROBLEMS . THEY WOULD READ
PAPERS AND LOOK AT TV. Armando: The nicest part about the different blocks was that
they are small pods. You don't have 100+ people
crowded around you all day. The worst part of the
blocks were the cleanliness of the blocks. The paint
peeling off of the wall and there was always
something wrong with the airflow.