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Interview with Lillie

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Lillie: there was school, church, and television. In trustee dorm, all there is is a television. So other than work, or sleep, there wasn't much else to do. They also offered playing cards to the inmates that wanted to use them, but most of the cards were not a full deck.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Lillie: I had regular access to the entertainment. Sometimes with the television it was a struggle to be able to watch what you want to watch. You had to find a time when nobody else was around it. Either that or fight for what you want to watch on it it wasn't fun.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Lillie: no. Actually I lost weight, and got to gain muscle from working in the trustee program and working very hard.

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?
Lillie: I got to be outside almost all day, every day. We would be out on the beach from sun-up til sunset every day. That part wasn't bad at all.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Lillie: Yes, the jail offered church services. I'm not sure about what day it was held or what it was like because I didn't go to it.

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