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Interview with Ian, Ron and Bodie

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Ian: They got handball, dominoes, cards, chess, dice. There's a TV in the section and the guards usually control the remote.
Ron: One time per day for an hour we got to go out in the yard and play handball. we also were provided board games and cards were on commissary. there was a great library system and I did a lot of reading
Bodie: You have t.v that you can watch they also bring movies on the weekends if we have been good and are in a certain level. They have a few games to play like cards you can purchase on commissary or may have in the pod. you have books to read you have a library day and can have 5 books at a time to read. your family can send books from certian book stores to while you are there. There are many classes and chuches you can attend daily they offer you to get diploma or g.e.d if you haven't gotten your. you can also work for .30 an hr can clean the pod as the house mouse what we call it and clean the section your in few times a day or be the hallway one where you help they whole block and serve meal trays. You can also work in laundry well females can. 3-4 different shifts a they guys get to cook as there job

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Ian: No there wasn't any competition like that.
Ron: Everything there was fairly fierce. but, any kind of competition was even more so yes.
Bodie: well usually it was just fine. it does get loud in the pods and hard to hear the t.v and sometimes you argue over what everyone who wanted t,v wanted to watch. you can buy headphones and listen to music, usually eveyone has there thing they do and it works out ,

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Ian: No actually I didn't have a tough time staying in shape until I got out. I do pulls up off the stairs and 300 pushups and sits
Ron: No, I actually got into better shape I was able to get a celly who worked out with me when we were locked down. I was actually in great shape when I got out.
Bodie: yes cuz not many options the rec yard is big enough to jog and kind of run in but depends if people are playing hand ball and whatnot. you can do situps and stuff like that but you have lil space and they feed you carbs in there hard to not gain weight when eating there food. if you do have funds are your books there a bunch of junk food on there you do alot of sleeping and sitting in there . you get very lazy. They last stay i did i eat less on my tray didn't eat bread more than one meal a day . they give you bread or roll with everything and walk back and forth in my cell during count and I actually lost weight and gain when i got out. So for the most part people gain but you can stay in somewhat of shape if you try

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?
Ian: At least once a day.
Ron: Once a day for one hour.
Bodie: once a day depending on the weather and if every pod has had a chance to go out then depending on the guards and what was going on you could twice a day .

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Ian: Yeah they did there was church services going on constantly. They were pretty good. It usually lasted about an hour and half and the guy running it seemed to be okay. They have a chapel for the services.
Ron: Yes the jail had a chapel and every sunday there was also daily aa na meetings the jail provided
Bodie: They offer church service everyday of the week if the volunteers showed up to teach all different kinds of church and bible study of some sort they were held in pod classroom or chapels there quite a few palces through out facility they would hold classes and church. I would go to christian one on sunday afternoons they were good and people tend to find there higher power in jail and hey it works to get you through it. Some i enjoyed others I would go to see what they were like if i didn't like i wouldn't go back. It was willy's church i would go to the best one in my opinion.

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