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Interview with Ivan and Bobby

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Ivan: There were, on average, about four or five blocks for every jail.
Bobby: There were 3 units depending on age and crime

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Ivan: The blocks were usually titled by capital letters such as A, B, C, D. There was also the Special Housing Unit (SHU)for disciplinary purposes and the honor block for good behavior.
Bobby: Unit 1 & unit 2 & unit 3 that's all

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Ivan: A, B, C, and D blocks were considered population. The Special Housing Unit (SHU) was for disciplinary purposes and the Honor Block was for people with good behavior to receive special privileges.
Bobby: Went from little misdemeanors to felons . A lot of people in my cell unit violates probation and little petty shit. Nothing really big. You get set to prison for anything more

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Ivan: The nicest part about population was that we were able to attend the big yard with the rest of population and the honor block when a list was taken and we also were able to attend programs with the rest of population. The worst part about the SHU was that we were isolated all day and we had to handcuffed and shackled when taken out of our cells.
Bobby: You can tell what people have formed there own little clan together who beats up on who. The older people are the coolest. The middle age try to act as tough as the young people in there. If your a rapist in there you better watch your back you'll get beat on like no tomorrow and you can always point one out in the jail crowd

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