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Getting along with other inmates
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JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Richard: No I was on my own cell the whole time. I never felt any need to interact with anyone in that type of environment. I just wanted to go home.
Dave: I actually never got in any fights or anything in jail. I easily got along with most inmates and also tried my best to keep to myself most of the time and read books and workout.
Jon: It was difficult to get along with other inmates simply because you have the negative experience in common.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Richard: I did have to do anything other than be quiet and mind what I was doing. No one ever bothered me any ways. I dont think I would have been to get an intelligent conversation out of anyone anyways. I didnt feel like a very cheerful environment to be in.
Dave: Well mostly i would try my best to keep to myself and avoid any sort of conrontation that i could but at times when i couldnt i just did my best to stand up for myself. Alot of days i spent in my room just reading and writing to avoid people.
Jon: The types of things I had to do to avoid problem was stay to respect others and not deal with to much.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Richard: No I wasnt able to choose a cell mate. I was alone in my own cell the entire time anyways. I didnt know anyone. Didnt want to know anyone. That was it.
Dave: No you cannot pick and choose cell mates in jail. They select who is with who, and about every couple of weeks you would get a different cell mate sometimes longer
Jon: We not able to choose our own cell mates. The lockup staff assigns the cell mates.
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