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
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.