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Interview with Dorothy

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Dorothy: None really. You only are able to go to the gym on certain days and that is a total joke. Sometimes they have a class but that is a joke as well. Other than that you are in your cell with nothing to do... I think that sunlight on your face makes you feel better as a person and also we need nutrients that the sun provides. My skin was so dry and in the worst shape of my life by the time I got out...

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Dorothy: The only access is that you are able to watch TV which you have to share with all the other people in your tank and that is a total challenge. You can play card games but that gets old real quickly!! I think that you should have some sort of entertainment just to remember a little of what life is like in the real world.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Dorothy: Yes, you have to walk around your tank or find some way to do exercise because there is nothing available.

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?
Dorothy: You are not allowed to go outside ever. You can go to rec a couple of times a week but it is enclosed as well and you cannot see the sunshine. Which is very depressing!!

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Dorothy: They would offer church services on different nights or early in the morning depending on which tank you are in. That was usually a joke as well.

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