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Getting along with other inmates
Time off for good behavior
Food and Commissary
JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Dan: no i didn't find it hard because i didn't talk or socialize with anyone in there i was there to get my sentence done and get out of there i didn't want to be in there
Hugh: Some inmates are easy to get along with and some are not. For example there was a guy who was accused of child rape and there was many people who wanted to fight and jump him
Wendy: I kept to myself....majority were nice except for the ones with mental health issues. when people did fuss it was because of how the guard treated them bad and all.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Dan: i didnt have to do anything to aviod anything with any of the inmates because i never talked to any of the people in there i was in there to get what i had to get donw and get out of there that is no place for me i got to much out here to loose
Hugh: I didn't have too many issues while I was down there but I heard of people having to give away commissary and food trays to avoid a confrontation while at the same time it depends on your situation you could not show weakness or they would take advantage of you
Wendy: I didnt have to avoid anything. What you see in movies don't always happen in every jail. I think some of the guards nasty attitude is more noticeable than an inmate. They treat like scum for being there whether you guilty or not, as if you're not a human being.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Dan: we had individual cell blocks we didn't have a inmate we wasn't aloud to go into anyone cell that wasn't yours it was ageist the correction officers rules that we don't
Hugh: You would have a cell mate assigned to your cell. They cellmates would change randomly according to sentence usually around once a month. In rollover they is many cellmates in a dorm
Wendy: Like I said before, I was there overnight on the lobby area for 12hrs, they put me and about 7 other women in a concrete room with 1 toilet while 1 bled menstrually.
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