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Closing Advice

Interview with Roxie and Jaime

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Roxie: If you have a loved one entering Butte County Jail, at least on the women's side - the custody staff when I was there were very nice, considerably. Mail, phone calls, and visits are precious commodities, and can make all the difference in the world to someone confined behind bars. I could do the time standing on my head, if it weren't for the fact that I was separated from my family, primarily my children.
Jaime: Its a horrible jail, please believe what they tell you about it, they are not making it up. Make an effort to send them mail on a regular basis, it really helps.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Roxie: Do not go in with the mindset that it is them against you; that is simply not the case. For the most part, you are the reason you are there - it is not the jail's fault. If you give them the benefit of the doubt, and treat them as you would like to be treated, you will receive respect and even compassion. I absolutely did. My time went by fairly quickly and easily because I did what was suggested to me; I listened to whom I trusted; and I took advantage of what they did offer to pass the time. I respected the staff and received the same in return. I wrote my family consistently; and I journaled so that I could record the growth and change taking place within me while I was there. My time there definitely was not wasted.
Jaime: Wear shower shoes in shower always. Try to sleep away as much of your time as possible. If you know you are going there, go in wearing multiple layers of socks, underwear and a couple underwire free bras(if female)

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Roxie: I spent 13+ years in Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla.
Jaime: Drug abuse prevention center, longview washington

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