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Interview with Nathan

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Nathan: Nothing. There was one TV per unit. The cell doors were solid with a 4X24 inch window in it, and that is the only way you could see out of the cell. The unit is in a U shape, so not everyone could see the TV from their cell.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Nathan: Majority rules as far as channel goes. The TV was usually on BET.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Nathan: No. I didn't have anything but time so you can work out all you want in your cell.

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?
Nathan: They would usually let you out during the hour of rec time twice a week. There was a real small fenced in area. You don't get to see anything because there are walls all around you and chain link fence overhead.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Nathan: Yes, they had volunteers come in once a week. It was non-denominational.

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