JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time? Virginia: Nothing you stayed in your block maybe played cards
or something. Thats in the county though. In prison
they do offer different activities to pass the time.
Which makes it easier for the convict. But who care
whats best for the convict right? Ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha Shaun: There were not many things or facilities for passing
the time away. A cart came by now and again with
books. Volunteers from differnt churches would come
by on certain days to preach about the bible. And
if your lucky you might catch a lawyer walking by to
JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details. Virginia: You have a tv and have to share it with how ever
many women are in the block with yyou which sucks
and you have these little ear buds you have to wear
if u wanna hear the tv. you can have a walkman too
which is a little radio.
Shaun: I did have access but at time the competition for
books especially were fierce. We also got to go
outside in what we called a dog pen to walk around
for fifteen to twenty minutes. the guards would
often call our time very early to dismayed there
would be more time
JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail? Virginia: At first I ate alot to cope with my depression and
slept but then I got bored and started working out. Shaun: Yes i did do to lack of activity and poor eating not
to mention the aspect and effects of stress.
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? Virginia: Maybe a hour every day and no running was aloowed we
could walk around in a circle. It wasnt like recess
at school you dont get to play Shaun: We did go outside maybe three times per week in what
we called the dog pen a fifteen by twenty five foot
area for us
JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held? Virginia: Yes and half of the people in there went as a coping
mac. it was ridiculous if you ask me because half of
them were just hypocrites.
Shaun: They didnt offer church services but did allow
volunteers to come by the cells on certain days to
preacth to us.