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Interview with Dale

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Dale: I would estimate that there were six or more. There were four in maximum, one or two, perhaps, in less stringent security, and another partition for women, the details of which I am not familiar with.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Dale: To my recollection, they had alpha-numeric names. Some had nicknames, such as "class" (classification) and "PC" (protective care).

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Dale: Of course the genders were divided. As specialized partitions go, there was a section for the mentally or physically infirm, and a few sequestrations for those folks on suicide watch.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Dale: The nicest part about my particular block was that there were no real hotheads or maniacs during my time there--again, it seemed more like just a bunch of guys having fallen on hard times. The worst thing was the sensation of being cooped up with no escape. Second worst had to have been the food.

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