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Getting along with other inmates
Time off for good behavior
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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.
Andrew: Clinton Dannemora holds only the most deadliest of criminals. On my way up to the facility, I was driving in with a serial killer who just was convicted in Rochester. They have death row up there so that's what kind of inmates there are.
Jeremy: I had been to prison for 3 years before, so I knew how to act. I'm quite racist, so I would egg things on with some of the guys.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Andrew: You don't avoid them. Violences is a way of life in priso and sometimes you meet that violence head on. Other times it will come to you.
Jeremy: Unfortunately, my personality type enjoys conflict and abrasiveness, so I actually would look for trouble at times, but mostly with the custody staff, the C.O.s
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Andrew: No, you never have an opportunity like that.
Jeremy: At the time I was there, it was state law, 1 man to 1 cell. No cellies at that facility.
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