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Interview with Karina and Taylor

JM: How many different blocks were there?
Karina: I don't know for the whole jail... for the women there were 3. One for regular population, one for trustees and one for max.
Taylor: there were 8 cells n my pod. but there was a glass separating our pod from another pod which had the sentenced inmates. If someone had a bench warrant they would be over there serving their time.

JM: Did they have names? If so, what were they?
Karina: Regular, Trustee, and Max.
Taylor: no they didn't have names

JM: Which types of inmates were housed in the different blocks?
Karina: See above.
Taylor: i had a simple little charge but became friend with someone that was in there for homicide and another that was in there for simple possession and another in there for possession for herion.. it was all different.

JM: What do you remember being the nicest and worst parts about the different blocks?
Karina: The difference was mostly between trustee and regular pods. Trustees could come out of their rooms earlier, got to stay out of rooms later, had more freedom to go out of their rooms and pods and speak to the officers personally, could watch TV longer (even when they were in their rooms). You are always supposed to stay in uniform out of room but trustees didn't have to. In max you have nothing but a toilet, a sink and a shower. Most of the people are in there are murderers or those who attempt suicide. They can't have paper, pencils, anything. They have to wear a paper suit. Their food is all together. They can't have spoons or anything like that. The food is like astronaut food, all cooked into a blob.
Taylor: the nicest part was the flat screen tvs, real mirrors, carpet, long showers.. worst part was not being able to leave.

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