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Interview with Eric, Paul and Cody

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Eric: i myself the gym.but yes there are
Paul: Gym an basketball court n tv games an library all outdated everyone an everything was falling apart old beds old mops old tables old tvs old desks. No weight room you had nothing to do there games where old an the books an computers. I hate that place id die before I go back
Cody: The gym helped a lot with passing time you can play basketball and work out. Also the library is a good way to pass time you can gain knowledge about a lot of things by reading the books in the library. You also have time outside of your cell where you can communicate with other inmates on your block and play games like cards.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Eric: yes
Paul: Ppl always bitched bout the television everybody wanted to watch sumthing else nobody could agree on sumthing I was bullshit to the max. Guards had control on the tv an u had to have a radio to listen to tv.. yea thatz fucked up forreal no respect for us civilians
Cody: There were t.v.s on the block that we could watch the c.o.'s controlled them but if all the inmates agreed on watching something we were permitted to. The competition wasn't fierce it was just hard to agree with all the inmates at once. The t.v.'s were nice to have to watch though it helped pass time quickly.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Eric: no
Paul: No worked out alot. An didn't eat much there too depressed too. It was stressful in there it sucked royally
Cody: The meals they give you are crap so commissary is your best bet although you still will loose weight most likely though as a man not eating correctly.

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?
Eric: never styed inside
Paul: Shuttle runs push sit ups etc.did not have a weight room or anything for a work out ppl did get fat in there alot of ppl
Cody: We were not permitted to go outside at all unless you had an outside job or work release. The closest we gott to outside was the open gym which is freezing in the winter months.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Eric: chapel
Paul: Sunday an wensday I didn't go becuz they are all false prophets to God. The Bible is the true propet of god
Cody: Yes the jail did offer church services as they should. There are many different religions practiced in jail. My church was on Sunday mornings I'm not sure if other religions had church and when.

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