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Closing Advice

Interview with Allyson and Eric

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Allyson: Answer the phone when they call. At least once in a while. Try to be supportive. Don't be mean and ignore them while they are in jail. Try to give them a little money if you can to help them get by in there. If your loved one is in there and you can tell they are truly sorry for what they are done, try to support them. Visit them.
Eric: It is expensive as heck to be as comfortable as you can possibly be in there. If you or your family has money then you will live as comfortable as possible.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Allyson: Do everything you can to get into the Programs Mod, and take a good look at yourself and let it be a learning experience. Don't be scared. I was really scared, I was afraid to go to the bathroom or to shower. Living in a little room with somebody and having to go to the bathroom in front of someone can be hard. If you're scared, reach out and ask for help. When ladies see you coming in visibly upset and crying, they get that mothering thing and they come up to you and try to help you. You will find somebody nice in the crowd for sure. The Hispanic ladies are the nicest and the most caring. Get over some of your prejudices and try to get along with everyone.
Eric: Just keep your head up and you get through it. They cant hold u forever unless you get a life sentence then I would not know what to say to that person

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Allyson: I've never been to any other jail. Campus For Hope in Omaha, NB
Eric: none

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