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Interview with Roger

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Roger: There was workout equipment, hand ball courts, pingpong tables. The rest of the time you could read, watch tv, play cards, talk to people or sleep. Other than that there wasn't a whole lot you could do. The county jail doesnt have as much as the state prisons do for the inmates.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Roger: We took turns with the remote for the tv. The workout equipment always had a wait. And with the handball court winners always had the court. It was acutally surprising how well people shared in jail. But we did have access to everything everyday for the 8 hours we were allowed out.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Roger: Not really. There was the workout equipment and hand ball. Also we worked out in our cells doing push ups and sit ups.

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?
Roger: We weren't allowed outside so we would play hand ball, walk around and workout in the rec room or in our cells when we could.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Roger: Yes they did. We would talk about a passage and give examples to go with it and they were held once a week.

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