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Interview with Drew and Matt

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Drew: There were ten different blocks.
Matt: Im not sure how many blocks there are, but I know there is Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Fox, G, and X.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Drew: A,b,c,d,e,f,g,x,medical,and booking,as well as juvenile housing units they are different levels of security.
Matt: Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Fox, G and X are all the names I believe.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Drew: Dangerous inmate violent and such were housed in seg. units like c pod maximum security 23 hour lockdown. B-3 and B-4 are supermax 24 lockdown.and d, e or f block house inmates are mentally ill or protective custody inmates.
Matt: Bravo was generally the calmer inmates, Delta was for those in need of Psychiatric help and supervision, Fox was for the Federal inmates, G was for those gang related, and X was higher security inmates.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Drew: D-2 which is mental health is very helpful now to inmates with mental illness. Which in 2002 and 2003 when I was there it was only medium security for semi violent offendrs and I had a thief stealing from my cellmate. Luckily I was hired and moved to G-3 Inmate worker position in the kitchen. B-2 was also rampant with thievery so I was also not fond of B or D at the time of my incarceration.
Matt: I was only housed in Bravo, so I can only comment on that. But everyone in it acted pretty calm as long as the inmate or individual followed pod rules, and kept up after himself. There was hardly any fights and if there were they took place in the showers, and business was handled. The worst was that its a very tight places and its over crowded, with all beds filled, and boats on the floor, and even bunks out of the cells and in the pod itself.

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