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Interview with Pat and Sam

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Pat: middlesex has A-N pods but some are sometimes closed for one reason or another.
Sam: In the county jail, there were 5 max-custody blocks, an orientation block, a minimum block, and a work study block.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Pat: They are all named by letters of the alphabet and some have a lower and upper.
Sam: They were named by letters: N, A, B, C, D, E, H and the Work Release section.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Pat: There is minimum custody, medium custody, and maximum custody. then there is also ad seg(lockup), protective custody, medical, immigration, as well as un official pods to separate gang members or potentially explosive situational inmates.
Sam: N was the orientation block. All types were there. After getting processed, max-custody inmates go to D and E, A and C was for lock-up, B and H were for immigration, and the rest went to the minimum areas.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Pat: At one point i was in lower b which was at the time a pod with only 10 or so people which was great cause i had my own room as well as being a runner. Less people is always better caus eits less headaches to deal with in terms of personalities and egos. Otherwise they're all the same. concrete and steel.
Sam: I was only on the max-custody blocks and lock-up a couple times. I can't say I have many fond memories of where I was at, but I made the most of it. The atmosphere is what matters the most, and that depends on the other people on the tier. The worst parts are when there is extra tension because people are fighting or if there is other drama.

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