JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Mathew: I had a couple problems. I'm in my 40's so most
of the guys didn't bother me. I wasn't in the
really bad part of the jail. They put me in
protective custody. Murderers and child
molesters were also in my pod. I was in A pod.
I think they were protecting me because I was
just in there for child support. I had a guy
threaten me and he was my bunk mate. I think he
had some mental problems. I had 10 cell mates
and had trouble with 2 of them.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Mathew: I read a lot and I stayed to myself mostly. I
think my age helped too. I didn't really see
any fights. I heard of a couple times people
got beat up. One was a guy that had killed a
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Mathew: Not really. I was in a two man cell, but you
could move to a 7 or 8 man cell where they had a
tv. I preferred the quiet.