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Interview with Katrina, Rachel, Graham, Gordon, Marcus, Melissa and Andrea

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Katrina: some of the females yes they pertray to be something there not a lot of girly drama.
Rachel: No,they were alright,except a few they thought they were in control because they were there longer
Graham: No I did not. There were times when i did but most people just do what they need to and dont mess with other people unless they mess with them.
Gordon: Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC. Only the ones that have not been to CDOC.
Marcus: I wasn't the greatest person in the world myself but I wasn't a problem. There was always one person or another that had to ruin it for everybody. I gusually got along with people though until somebody really pissed me off.
Melissa: No. I was not there very long. I witnessed a few confrontations, just loud and verbal, nothing physical.
Andrea: No. The people were fine. I did not actively seek out any to speak to, but a few were friendly enough. I witnessed 2 girls get into a screaming fight, but nothing physical and it was pretty lame. Not dangerous.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Katrina: do some alone time which means go inside my cell and write or read. maybe play cards.
Rachel: Didnt experience that
Graham: I pretty much just stayed in my cell the whole year i was there. Or i just watched tv and didnt talk to alot of people. but when i finally opened up then i realized that everyone is just trying to go home and that they dont wanna fight either.
Gordon: Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them. Ignore them.
Marcus: I had to try really hard to keep to myself depending on who was starting crap or not. Sometimes I'd play cards, sometimes I'd lock myself in my room for weeks at a time to read, and would actually lock my door so I wasn't even alloweed out until there was supervision to get meals.
Melissa: I didn't encounter this.
Andrea: Didn't have any problems.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Katrina: yes for sure
Rachel: Yes
Graham: I had a pretty stable cellmate and we got along so well that we still talk to this day. My cellmates changed on a weekly basis if not more than that.
Gordon: I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail. I had as many cell mates as months I was in jail.
Marcus: I had absolutely no choice of a cellmate. Sometimes I'd have a cellmate for a week or two, sometimes I would change or others would change in a day or two.
Melissa: I was in one actual cell in a Pod for 24 hours and had 3 different girls in and out in that time.
Andrea: No. You and they are assigned.

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