JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Mario: Since Payne County Jail is a smaller jail and is
one hundred percent indoors, there were not a lot
of activities to do. Most inmates either played
cards, watched television, read books or spoke on
the phone to pass the time. The best past time in
jail is just sleeping the time away.
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Mario: Contrary to larger county jails, there was not
really any competition for entertainment such as
books or television watching. To avoid conflict,
the other inmates generally agreed on what to
watch by vote or by who was watching it first.
The only books were personal property, so
borrowing or trading for books was the only
option is you didn't have any.
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Mario: While the jail doesn't have any fitness
equipment, it's pretty easy to stay in shape if
you want to by exercising in your cell.
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? Mario: There was no outside time, so all exercise
activities had to be done indoors. Most people
either did pushups, pullups or crunches in their
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Mario: The jail did offer church services and clergy are
available for personal counseling as well.
Services are held most days of the week.