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Interview with Dan, Hugh and Wendy

JM: How often could you receive visitors?
Dan: the different units had different visitor times and days mine was Tuesday and Thursday and then Sunday
Hugh: You could have visitors once a week workers got two visits per week for working
Wendy: I didn't have any visitors my family waited in the lobby until bond was complete.

JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you?
Dan: yes they had to empty there pockets and then turn around and get patted down and then walk threw a metal detector just to get into see me
Hugh: The check in process was not really lengthy they checked in locked up their stuff wents through a search and then was allowed to visit
Wendy: the process was very lengthy it took about 4 hours for me to leave as well as it being the same for my family to wait to see me

JM: What was the visiting environment like?
Dan: it was a small room and chairs on the outside walls and then the inmates would come in after the parents are sitting down and then the officer would stand by the door and monitor all of the people in the room and make sure no of us are doing what we are spouse to be doing.
Hugh: When people came to visit there would be four windows with payphone like phones and bullet proof glass seperating you the visitors then the phones were very hard to hear through and you would have an hour for the visit afterwards you would go back to your cell or recreation area
Wendy: I didn't have any visitors, I wouldn't know what the visiting area would be like. I was only lucky enuff to talk to one family member on the phone, and the phone conversation was only about 5 to 7 minutes long, the guard will not let you talk for a little the time

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