Interview with Aaron, Jessica, Walter, Margaret and Sherry
JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Aaron: People could order white shirts and shorts but mainly everyone
wore their orange outfits. Jessica: When I first went in, I was in my own clothes,
but 2 days later I had to wear a uniform to go
to court, and stayed in the uniform after that. Walter: You can keep your own socks if they are white.
All other personal clothes must be kept in
booking. Margaret: YOU COULDN'T BRING IN ANY OUTSIDE CLOTHES INTO
THE JAIL. YOU HAD TO WEAR THEIR STUFF Sherry: You are not allowed to wear your own clothes in
jail, they go to property.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Aaron: Orange pants and shirt which we were able to exchange daily since
we had a washer and dryer in our pod. Jessica: It was an orange jumpsuit and orange slip on
shoes. Walter: Orange scrubs. Everyone wears orange scrubs. The
shirt is just like a nurses shirt, but orange.
The clothes are made of stiff rough synthetic
materials that hold heat VERY badly. No jackets
are allowed unless it's cold out and you have
court, or an outside trustee job. White boxers,
white socks, and plastic/rubber sandals Margaret: THE UNIFORM WENT BY YOUR SIZE, AND IT WAS
ORANGE, AND BIG, AND THEY GAVE YOU A BRA AND
PANTIES, ONE PAIR OF SOCKS, AND SOME JAIL SLIDES Sherry: For women you were issued 1 pair of underwear,
socks, and a bra also a pair of shoes, you get a
loud orange uniform with Hillsborough County
Jail on back of it.
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Aaron: Bigger sizes were in high demand but we had laundry done 2-3
times a day so there were always enough to go around. I always
hung on to an extra uniform set so I could have a bigger pillow
(extra stuffing). Jessica: bigger clothes were hard to come by, but being a
smaller person, it wasn't an issue. Walter: Anything with a vibrant color to it and less
stains. The newer the better Margaret: JUST THE LARGER SIZES WENT QUICK, SO YOU HAD TO
WAIT Sherry: Yes, new underwear and a momo and sock, and bra.
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Aaron: Everyone I saw wore orange outfits so I guess everyone wore the
same kinds of clothing. (Orange top, orange pants, orange socks
and orange shoes). Jessica: When i was in court, the women had the same
uniforms as the men did. Walter: Not really. Aside from the difference that women
recieced bras and panties instead of boxers. Margaret: THE JAIL UNIFORMS WERE ALL THE SAME Sherry: Yes, they had only boxers.