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Interview with Kristen, Grant and Enrique

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Kristen: just the ones who didn't bathe.
Grant: Yes and no. Most inmates just want to serve their time and avoid trouble, but there are always a few who want to pick a fight or mess with you
Enrique: i had no difficulties ,i get along great with other people and in that situation people usually asked me for guidance and look up towards me as a older inmate

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Kristen: a woman kept looking at me and I think she thought I was a lesbian
Grant: Mostly keep your mouth shut and your back to the wall. I had to show I would stand up for myself if I had to, but never be the one to start anything. Being friendly with and obeying the guards and staff helped a lot. If you don't cause trouble the guards kinda look out for you more.
Enrique: i worked on my conflict resolution and knew how to recognize situations that were not good for me,i stayed to myself and any fights or arguments i stayed away from it.i know how to protect myself but i was not there to start any trouble or any issues with jail inmates or staff

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Kristen: no. No one was there I knew
Grant: No.
Enrique: i didn't have a choice,but was asked whether i was in a gang,and i was not,they read my info and paired me with a younger inmate who was there for the same amount of time,i didnt have any change of cellmate which was good for me

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