JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Blake: I personally never had a problem getting along
with other inmates. Tyra: No. However, in the holding cell, an inmate
brought in heroin and proceeded to snort it as
officer after officer after officer walked by. Greg: Not really, Beyond the Drunk tank after my initial
arrest everyone was mostly decent. A few people
had attitudes but they were easy enough to avoid
and the Guards kept them in line. Eric: I did and I didnt. As in the outside world there
is people you like and people you dont. There
are different variables in jail though because
you are in a different mood and not happy in
general. I found people who I was able to get
along with, but those who were loud or glorified
there life of crime rubbed me the wrong way.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Blake: To avoid fight, I had to learn, sometimes the hard
way, what inmates had "Bad ass" attitudes. Then I
would just not socializes with them, or avoid any
run ins. Tyra: nothing really. Greg: Stay out of other people's business, Avoid going
near or talking to people who were having attitude
with other inmates or trying to stare you down.
Tried to be nice to everyone else and they mostly
treated me the same.
A few people tried to act like they were going to
start a fight but nothing came of it. Eric: I did not have many issues with that. Your
attitude and how you carry yourself can make or
break the situations you find yourself in. I
never talked to much, but I did not present
myself as scared or weak in anyway. I was always
truthful and real, and my intelligence was
apparent to other inmates, so I had no issues.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Blake: no. Tyra: not really Greg: No, We were in Barracks with a large group of
other inmates. People would come and go from the
barracks going in and out to different Work
Details all the time so it was usually pretty crowded. Eric: No I was not, but I did see inmates who had been
there for longer than me be able to choose
bunkmates, I never was in a sell as all the
housing I was in was bunkliving.