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Leisure Time

Interview with Dave

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Dave: they had a library,rec yard,tv room,computer room,basketball court i really spent most of my time in the library i actually was quite surprised to see one of the inmates had started a yoga group during yard time,they had a large cooking facility which i saw rarely only when i was on cleaning duty

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Dave: yes there was a tv room as well as computers for furthering your education,also as i said i spent a lot of time i the library reading and helping out,as far as the tv goes it really was a democracy type things whoever was there first that what you watched if someone had an objection they would ask who wanted to see it or not

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Dave: no as i said before i am a small guy anyway,but i never really had a chance to over ate so i did not have to work out not even to pass time

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?
Dave: i went outside once a day i worked in the library so most of time was spent there,when i was outside i actually did yoga believe it or not a lot of us did yoga

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Dave: yes ,they had services for several different religions,i did not attend any because i do not believe in organized religion

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