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Interview with Dan, Hugh and Wendy

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Dan: we was aloud to come out and play board games and play chess and read books and watch TV but other then that we could be in our cell sleeping or exercising, buy other then that we didn't really have anything to do because we didn't have a court room to play ball we had to wait for gym time
Hugh: There was not much to do to pass time except to read and play cards with your cell mate when you are let out of your cell you are able to watch TV to pass time usually this would be an hour but depends on where you are housed at
Wendy: Like I said before, I was only in the lobby and we wasnt able to do anything except watch TV and sit there and freeze. we were served 1 lunch and sometimes we were not allowed to talk. some went to sleep until a guard woke them up to leave.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Dan: no it was every other day we could go down to the gym and shoot hoops or run or we could go into the wait lifting room and lifting weights and this was for about 40 mins to a hour depending on the officer and the day that it is because Friday we had more time to be out there
Hugh: You would have regular access however you would want to get the books as soon as possible so you can get something interesting other wise ther was not much of competition there is a TV in the main area to watch while you are out of your cell or play carda
Wendy: there is no entertainment or competition when you don't want to be at a certain place... I was only in jail for 12 hours and once you enter through them doors you're treated like s*** I wish they can send an undercover to see what it's like. Its very bad.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Dan: no i didn't i was more in shape being in there because they made us healthy because the food they gave us
Hugh: There was no problem staying in shape because that's what alot of people do is work out to get ready for prison
Wendy: I didn't have a hard time but their food isn't healthy because they have high carb meals with the uncertainty of what's in it.

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?
Dan: we wasn't aloud to go out side but what i did was i went into the wait room and lifted weights and then the next time i was in there i would run or shoot hoops then i would switch
Hugh: There is a basketball court located in the pods and you couldd go out when not in cell otherwise push ups and sit ups etc
Wendy: when I was there I wasn't allowed to go outside .. majority of the guards want you to clean up and stay in your bunk, from what I heard.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Dan: yes we had church services we had a choice to either go to them or stay in our cell and i stayed in my cell and it was Wednesday and the Sundays
Hugh: Yes they did On Sundays a pastor would come in and hold church service usually in the evening times on sunday
Wendy: I witness a church service at one point, it was a group of people trying to get people to confess their sins.

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