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Interview with Paul

JM: What types of facilities were available to help pass the time?
Paul: It was a decent camp. We had a softball field, basketball gym, bocci ball, a track to walk around. One tennis court We also had a volleyball area and we had an area inside the gym to work out. They took the weights away in 2011, so there was no weight equipment.

JM: Did you have regular access to the entertainment or was competition fierce? Give details.
Paul: We had 8 tv for 200 guys and it made it tough because each racial group basically had two tvs. There was no area to watch movies except when they showed it on the tv. We had to bring our chairs into the area to watch tv and compete for space.

JM: Did you have a hard time staying in shape while in jail?
Paul: No, you had nothing else to do. However, there was alot of salt and sugar in teh diets and it could put weight on you.

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?
Paul: We were very low security so we could go outside at almost anytime, except dark or lockdown. We had a gym inside to play sports in.

JM: Did the jail offer church services? If so, what were they like and when were they held?
Paul: We were offered church services and they had different pastors come in to do different services. We shared the chapel.

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