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Interview with Danny

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Danny: none really, you had a day room that you could go to to watch tv, or if someone had cards, you could play games, read books, or the newspaper. they did give you about an hr everyday to go to the rec. yard, or gym, if you wanted to do that.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Danny: the only real entertainment was the small 13" tv that was way up on a wall, there was no access to it, except by remote control, which was always in the gaurds control. if it was agrred apon, they would switch the channels on the tv. otherwise the only entertainment was what you made of either playing cards or checkers or chess, or if you were lucky enough to have one of the overly priced radios, you could do that

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Danny: yes, i was not willing to go to rec, because they would take several blocks at a time, and i didnt want to get into any confrintations because of my crime

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?
Danny: they would allow you to go outside, weather permitting everyday for about an hr. if it wasnt good out side you were them able to go to the gym, and play basket ball.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Danny: yes the jail did offer church services. i did not go to them, but i understand from those that did, that it was mulifaith based.

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