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Interview with Lewis

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Lewis: They had many different types of board games. You were allowed to purchase a deck of cards with your commissary money. There was a television that had about 50 channels. We also had a recreation room that we were able to go to that had a basketball hoop, foosball tables, and ping pong tables.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Lewis: There was regular access to the entertainment but there was also a little completion. For the ping pong table and the foosball tables the winner stayed on the table. For the television the older inmates tried to take over the television. Mostly everyone was pretty respectful if someone called a show to watch they allowed you to watch it.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Lewis: Do I stayed in good shape because you didn't have a lot of food to eat and there was nothing else to do.

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?
Lewis: We were not allowed to go outside we had a rec area that we were allowed to go to once a week if we behaved.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Lewis: They had church services twice a week that lots of inmates attended. Not sure what they were like I never attended.

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