JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Clinton: They had a TV in the dayroom. Other than that
you could order a chess board or cards off
commissary. You can sign up for church, GED
classes and drug therapy classes. Brooke: Cards...and your imagination..that is about it.
There was no tv in our dorm, no movies or board
games. We paced, and we played cards or tried to
get a buzz off instant coffee. I remember some of
the girls would do eachothers hair and
sometimes..have sex with one another so..I guess
they made time pass faster.
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Clinton: Every once in a great while they had a cart of
books that came around. Brooke: We did not have regular access to the
entertainment. The competition was terrible. There
was always too many girls who wanted to play and
couldn't or the cards belonged to someone who
didn't care for that inmate and disallowed them to
use the cards ..some people just hated eachother
and had no care for their wellbeing.
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Clinton: If you're motivated, you can stay in shape
without a problem. You usually stay in better
shape because you're bored and working out is
to do. Brooke: No, I didn't. Although gym is not allowed for the
women I was able to manage quite a few sit ups and
push ups while in my cell. all the time.
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? Clinton: Never. Brooke: We were not allowed outside unless you were a
trustee having to have been there 6 months or
longer. Or to be taken to another jail or the
hospital for something.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Clinton: Weekly. You have to sign up for them. Brooke: Yes. They offered church. It was once a week held in
a small room with metal chairs. It was weird. No one
in that group was truly going to change..and it was