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Interview with Sam

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Sam: There were different meetings in other 'rooms' in the jail where inmates that had their various sorts of issues to begin sorting out while locked up, could do just that there. A few of the those usual services found available in the county jail for the inmates to take advantage of during leisure time were anger management, alcoholics anonymous, and narcotics anonymous.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Sam: Entertainment was available on the weekends, as the guards would bring movies they owned from home to the jail. Their was no competition to gain better or more entertainment from other inmates. It was actually annoying to have a regular bunk next to a television as the volume was usually blaring all day and all week.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Sam: I wouldn't say I had a hard time staying shape. The food given at the scheduled meals were not fattening and were lean for the most part. I could do push ups or crunches when the guards weren't around.

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?
Sam: I recall that an exercise room was made available to us only once a week, for a few hours. A basketball hoop and a basketball was made available there, but wearing jail issued sandals are never safe to play basketball in, as I always end up hurting myself while playing sports and wearing jail issued sandals.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Sam: There was nearly a daily availability of the typical church services offered for inmates that worshipped in their different denominations. The meetings I went to were inspiring and promoted good will between the inmates and jail staff.

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