JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Carol: yes and no. Its hard to get along with alot of
people who have been there long term-its a total
different mentality. Example, one of my cell mates
had been there for two years.. she slept during the
day and would bang on the window and talk at the
door all night.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Carol: i tried to stay out of all the drama. i pretty
much kept to myself. A big thing with inmates not
getting along is with store. someone would owe
someone something and their would be an argument
over it. I didnt lend nor ask for other peoples
food. also alot of gay girlfriend drama. I am not
gay so easy to stay out of it.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Carol: No we were not allowed to ask to be in a cell with
someone you know. We changed cell mates about once a
week. the guards would even joke that they did it
just to mess with us.