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Interview with Grant, Will, Deshawn and Wes

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Grant: libarary, kitchen work, gym
Will: Many different ones. Since I am a Assistant professor at a community college so helped with their GED program
Deshawn: Not much but they had a program where you can get your G.E.D. Another one was where you can get your OSHA card something like construction. They also had a program that was called STRIVE BOSTON, that program was one of the best ones. It would get you ready to go on the streets and apply for jobs show you how to make resumes and stuff like that.
Wes: jobs like kitchen cwp library classroom

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Grant: sometimes movies each block had tvb rooms based oon rqace
Will: it was a hard competition
Deshawn: It's was pretty hard to get into programs, especially if you had a lot of tickets, you can't have any stay aways if you did you couldn't go anywhere not even to the church sessions. So yes it was pretty hard. You had to do what you had to do to survive.
Wes: i only went to library and i worked in the hole

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Grant: no
Will: somewhat
Deshawn: Not at all as long as you was dedicated you can stay fit. You would have wreak time like 3 times a day, and gym twice a week.
Wes: no

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?
Grant: depending on your block at least once a day weather permitting
Will: Daily
Deshawn: They would let you go outside as much as you wanted as Long as you had wreak. You can lap the yard, speed walk, jog in place. You could do pull ups and chin ups in or outside under the stairs.
Wes: 4times a week i ran laps or played basketball

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Grant: yes, aLL DENOMINATIONS THEY GAVE THE clergy a great deal of latitude
Will: Yes, I am not religious so did not
Deshawn: Yes they had church service once a week, they was pretty nice you had a few different people from the out, coming in talking to you giving you a spit of faith and hope.
Wes: yes they where peaceful and inspirational

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