JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Ryan: They had board games, mostly people played
chess. Also card games and dice were played.
There was a basketball in the gym area and
people would work out there almost all day.
Simply walking the outline of the block was
common and a lot of reading was done by inmates Kathryn: We had a rec area. Other than that, no
activities. You had to make your own activities.
We had a volleyball game everyday
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Ryan: no we did not have regular access, there was one
newspaper a day and two tv's and yes the
competition was feirce. The was basically a
schedule for the tv's and the newspaper was
first come first serve and there were many
fights over the newspaper literally everyday.
there would be fights over the tv as well Kathryn: We had two tv's for 35 inmates
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Ryan: no i did not. I did a lot of walking along the
outside of the block and i also worked out in
the gym area everyday. Plus we were barely fed
enough food so i was always hungry Kathryn: Yes, i gained 30 pounds
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? Ryan: we did not get to go outside ever, unless you
were leaving from the jail to the courthouse.
For exercise i would walk a lot and do push
ups/pull ups in the gym area. Kathryn: Never.
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Ryan: yes they did. They had a preist come in once a
week for an hour to do a lesson and a sermon. Kathryn: Yes, there was a jail pastor.