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Interview with Zach

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Zach: There were around twenty different blocs. Of the five floors there were four per. the guard houses sat in the middles. There were cameras, but it would still take the guards thirty seconds or so to get in and break up a fight. Real damage could be done in that spanm of time. In total, there were around nine hundred inmates when it was designed for half that.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Zach: The blocs were named by letter and number together, starting at the bottom floor and working up. The med bloc had its own name in addition. Sometimes they were referred to as East or West wing this or that I think by some of the staff. It is hard to remember, that was eight years ago.

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Zach: The fifth floor had the people back from prison on more cases. The second floor was the med blocs. the first floor was intake, and the other floors held everyone else. Intake was the worst, because twenty people were thrown in a cell with no beds and one toilet. It was never cleaned and the smell was horrid. You could be moved if you got into a fight to seperate you from another individual.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Zach: There was only one decent bloc which was the medical ward. The ceiling were low and the noise was not amplied. You could actually hear yourself think. You had a bed here instead of the hard plasitc slabs in the other blocs. It was cleaner in the med blocs and no one was yelling and screaming. a guard sat right there so nothing crazy went on.

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