JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Matthew: Most of the inmates at Kane County Jail were
easy to get along with. A lot to most of them
were hispanic and did not speak english. The
gang members stuck to themselves. There were
many fights though because there was not enough
room for everybody.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Matthew: I kept to myself or talked only to very few
people I felt I could get along with. Luckily I
was able to get money for comissary which kept
most of the other inmates in my cell block
friendly towards me. I had good friends I made
in the cell block that I knew would protect me
if there were any problems.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Matthew: I could pick a cellmate if I wanted to. I
personally did not care who my cellmate was
since we only slept in the cell. Moost of my
time was spent in the 'dayroom'.