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Interview with Tim

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Tim: There were several available. Watching television, a book cart every other few days. "Outside" recreation to play basket ball or walk around. Telephones. Weekly church services and AA and NA. Playing cards or chess and checkers. Writing letter or drawing. Or if necessary, sleeping the day away. Walking around the cell block as well.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Tim: There was regular access to the entertainment, television and so on. Sometimes there was slight arguments on what was on and maybe a vote taken. As far as competition being fierce, it depended on "who" was wanting to watch what. when that happened, the officer would turn off the television.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Tim: Not really. By walking around and doing push ups and sit ups. Or attempting pull ups on the bunk was another.

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?
Tim: Outside recreation was available daily for one hour. Doing work out routines, walking around and etcetera. If the weather was bad, then doing routines inside.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Tim: Yes church services of different kinds were available. I did not attend myself however. i am not sure where they were held.

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