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Full interview (by category)Interview with Luis, Kelly, Krissie, Cheryl, Tina, Shaylee, Todd, Marianna, Anne, Robyn and Felicia
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.
Luis: Not for the most part I didnt. Of course there were a couple of obnoxious black kids but there wernt a big deal. anytime you get around blacks you just gotta expect them to be loud and obnoxious and just deal with it as best as possible. these kids understood very quickly that the rest of us wernt gonna put op with their crap so they got in line after a few minutes.
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Krissie: No. Even though there are always the bad ones, there is an overall feeling of camaraderie among the female inmates.
Cheryl: No, I didn't have too much trouble with other people in there
Tina: No not really
Shaylee: No it wasnt difficult to get along because i didnt have to prove myself to anyone
Marianna: no, Thank God
Anne: Not really i just kept to myself, not there to make friends there to get it over with so i can put it behind me.
Robyn: No. Most of the other women were just mad they were in jail. I heard alot of talk about how rough the police were with a couple of them and saw a girl with a swollen wrist she received when she was arrested. Mostly everyone just talked or tried to sleep, which was very diffcult without blankets or heat.
Felicia: I tried to stay to myself sleep so i wouldnt have to talk to anybody there was a couple times wheb another inmate just wobt stop but thats when you get the jailer attention
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Luis: Not much since we were all locked down in two man cells for 72 hours at a time without a shower might I add.So it was just me and my cellie and we just mostly read books and talked.
Kelly: kept to myself
Krissie: I just avoided the loud ones because they usually make the most trouble.
Cheryl: I just kept my head down, avoided arguements or anything.
Tina: Stayed to myself and stayed out of other inmates business. Mostly played cards
Shaylee: Just watch EVERYTHING from a distance
Todd: I just avoided eye contact and tried to keep to myself.
Marianna: shared my food sometimes, trying to keep the peace.
Anne: I just took up for myself but for the most part were locked down for days at a time, not leaving are cells for nothing.
Robyn: Nothing just mind your own business unless someone wanted to talk to you or if everyone was sharing stories or bitching because of the slowness of the booking process.
Felicia: Its hard to avoid other cell mates some acted tough some talk alot of noise depending if ur the type of person that can avoid others sometimes yiu just have tk walk away or turn and do somethang else to block thwm out so you qobt gwt into any fights
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Luis: No way man!! What have you been smoking?
Krissie: No, they put me in a cell with two other women. It was crowded, but we got along.
Tina: Did not know any
Shaylee: No that never happens unless you r there a very long time and i believe that none of the employees dont want to take the few minutes to change cell info in their computer system even if it could save a life or resolve issues of violence
Anne: no way thats funny, you choose nothing at all.
Robyn: No way. we were assigned cells and I was given a slip for a bottom bunk because I have severe back issues and was put in with another inmate who also was assigned a bottom bunk. There were only two bunks in the room, a top or a bottom. I put my mat on the floor because my cellmate had already been in for a month and had all her stuff established.
Felicia: No youre give a cell by the jail ppl doesnt matter if you like it or not. My cell mates would change in a couple hours the next day etc
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