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Leisure Time

Interview with pete, Jake, Billy and Kara

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
pete: Ping pong , chess and cards sometimes dominos
Jake: We had leisure time on a basketball court for what they said was 1 hour, felt like 30 minutes. This was located in the center rooftop area, you could see the sky, barely, through 2 cages.
Billy: the law library existed but they never came to get us to go.
Kara: None.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
pete: No, we had access every other day and no competition
Jake: I love one television show, The Simpsons. I was not able to watch it once while there.
Billy: there was only the t.v. and that was a lost cause.
Kara: What entertainment?

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
pete: No , I did sit ups and push ups
Jake: Yes, I have a VERY high metabolism and the food portions are slim and unnapealing, though I ate everything they gave me it still was not even CLOSE to enough.
Billy: yes.
Kara: Yes, they only feed you carbs, no food with nutritional value. Only calories.

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?
pete: Never
Jake: Never outside. Saw the sky once though.
Billy: once every 2 weeks if we were lucky and everyone stayed out of trouble
Kara: Outside? None.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
pete: No
Jake: Unsure.
Billy: well basically the would have a chaplain come and talk to you through the slot ion the medal 1 on 1 interaction.
Kara: No. None. Some clergy were initially invited in to talk to us but that was banned while I was there. Rumor was someone asked a clergy to call a family member for them and the jail thought that was inappropriate. Pastoral care should include such assistance! Ludicrious.

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