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Interview with Danny

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Danny: There were no facilities to pass the time. I the 25 days I spent at the jail, I never once got to leave my cell. The only thing to pass the time is by watching TV or playing cards / dice / chess / etc. with the other inmates. I also passed time by reading books that were made available on a book cart.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Danny: There was regular access to the TV and books for all of us. Only one bunk controlled the remote to the TV each day. When it was your day to control the remote, you were referred to as "King of the Cell." We were at the mercy of watching whatever the "King" wanted to watch on any given day. It was a structured way of avoiding conflict.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Danny: I actually lost 16 pounds while I was in jail. The food sucked and I ended up giving a good majority of it away each day.

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?
Danny: I never once saw the outside the entire time I was in jail. When I was booked on November 22nd, 2013 there was no snow on the ground. When I got out on December 16th, I was shocked to see snow for the first time! For exercise you could do push-ups and sit-ups if you wanted to.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Danny: The jail offered church services, but I did not attend them, so I do not know what they were like or where they were held. I know it was for 45 minutes once a week.

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