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Closing Advice

Interview with Mickey, Nate, Anne, Erik and Chris

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Mickey: Try to set up a phone account, or make sure yours can accept collect calls from the jail, check on-line to see where the prisoner is located in the jail regularly to see if they've been moved, and check what days are their visiting days. Visit as much as you can. Put money on their books, write them letters and talk to their lawyer for them.
Nate: Just pray for them. It sucks.
Anne: I didn't know about money on the books.,. that is KEY. You could starve to death if you have none.
Erik: Keep some money on your loved ones books or even better get online and order them some commisary from the site. You taking the time to let them know your thinking about them can make the time much more bareable
Chris: Give them all the support in the world, tell them that you love em because literally if there is a hell on earth it is the salt lake county metro jail

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Mickey: Check out books from the library as soon as possible, drink 5 or more cups of water at night to keep you from feeling too hungry. Get a commissary order in as soon as possible, don't front anybody food off of commissary, go to all the 12-step meetings, go to LDS services, get in a program if possible, apply to work in the kitchen or as a house-mouse or any other job as soon as possible, call as many people as you can before you are taken from the area where you get checked in (the calls are free), find some friends, do physical exercise as much as possible, and just stay busy however possible.
Nate: Go once and don't ever go back!!
Anne: Don't Go
Erik: Get online and plan your commisary out do you can recieve it withing the first few days. Other then that keep your chin up. The first few days are hard but once you get in the routine, just keep yourself busy as possible
Chris: Make the best of it because it is hell. Be respectful and get with a good group of guys. do things to occupy your time. Before ya know it it will be behind you.

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Erik: summit county jail
Chris: Iron County Jail Utah County Jail Tooele County Jail

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