JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Austin: There was a lot of racial tension. In the
cafeteria the whites sat with the whites and the
blacks sat with the blacks.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Austin: You had to swallow your pride a lot. Guys would
say stuff to you that you just had to let pass.
They would never get away with that out on the
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Austin: You could requests a cell transfer if you wanted
one which I did.