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Interview with Darrin and Jessica

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Darrin: once a week and only on certain days at certain times. also there is a visitor list that you can only put 3 people on and your visitors have to call almost a week ahead of time to make a appointment.
Jessica: Visits would be 30mins once a week womens where 9 am to noon on Sundays only and mens where all day on Saturday and sunday afternoon. Now if you where a trustee you got an hour a week. Your family had to call during the week Mon-Fri before 5pm to schedule an appointment for that weekend. Your visiting list was made once a month with 3 visitors on it. Parents counted as one.

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Darrin: it can be if you do not bring proper id. if the inmate is in max they could have also lost their visit's. you must also be on the visit list but the jail will not tell you if you are on your inmates list in advance.
Jessica: No it was not they usually check you in verify that your on the inmates visiting card and then you would wait till they brought the inmate to the visiting area. They time starts from when you check in they don't count from when you start your visit.

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Darrin: it is not enjoyable for any one. there is hard steal seats/stools that hurt the back and but. you talk to your people through a phone on the wall and see them through a thick piece of glass. you can not touch your loved ones. and there are usually loud obnoxious people or screaming kids there making so much noise that you can barley hear through the half working phones.
Jessica: Well its a long rectangle room. 8-9 windows I'd guess and phones. You pick up the phone and the inmate picks up the hone just like the ones in the cells and they tell you your being recorded and your phone is timed 30 mins. Sometimes its loud if the room is full and there are kids.

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