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Interview with Brad

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Brad: there were many programs you could take in prison.or you could go to scholl as well for your GED or if you wished you could go to take money management courses.there were waiting lists though for the more popular courses such as HVAC and carpentry.given enough time though you would be able to partake in any activity you desired.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Brad: there was not much entertainment to be the yard there was plenty of things to do such as weight lifting and running around the track.there was aqlso a bocheball court,handball court,basketball court and a volleyball set could also sign out baseball mits and play catch.there were alot of things to keep you busy and enough to go around so noone really competed for resoucres.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Brad: i did yes.the fact was i lacked alot alot of motivation to work out and such because i was depressed and really homesick.

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?
Brad: there were 3 yards per day.i also stated above all the activities you could do while in the yard.when we were not allowed to have yard for whatever reason it was at the time the inmates would have "day room" in place of room was where all the inmates on each block would be let out of there cells to hang out inside on the block.we could watch tv and sit around and play cards.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Brad: yes there were sevices held for many different religions.each religious service had its own day od the week it was held.

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