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Interview with Clinton and Brooke

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Clinton: They have it arranged with three floors, and each floor is separated into 4 blocks.
Brooke: I think 8 or so..I am not entirely sure.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Clinton: They are identified as posts and they are numbered, so Post 1, and then the letters identify the dorms in each post.
Brooke: Pod a b c d e f g h i

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Clinton: Posts 1 and 4 were general population, but they did't have low security at all. Post 6 was max security. Post 5 was the females. Posts 3 and 9 were minimum security.
Brooke: sentenced: people who already knew how much time they were serving. Unsentenced: People who were awaiting a trial but had been in the jail over 24 Crazys: People who were there for terrible crimes

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Clinton: I guess the nicest would have been minimum security. They are smaller so there are less people to deal with. Also, you are allowed in the dayroom almost all day. As opposed to Posts 1 and 4 where they have hourly cell checks. The worst part of the jail were the dorms in Post 4 that had bathroom stalls out in the dayroom. If you needed to use the restroom while locked down you were at the mercy of the officers to let you out if they felt like it. Some guys would save their juice boxes so they had something to pee in if they had to.
Brooke: pod a: they calmer older women. No tv Pod b-d crazy black women always wanting to fight and talk shit to eachother. I also remember them bringing in kids to scare. Nothing in the place was taken seriously. Guards acted like they were God and inmates didn't even care that they were there. They lose reality

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