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Interview with Craig

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Craig: I was put into the "medical" pod which held 24 inmates. Most of which had metal problems or where coming off of drugs. I got along great with most of the other immates. When I first arrived there were only about 12 of us in the pod. The other guys befriend me and included me in the group. Since I had my parents putting money onto my account I could buy extra food. This was a good thing because I could hang out with the other guys who had money and we would fix special evening food snacks together.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Craig: There was this one dude who was my cell mate that was mentally challenged. He was real "jumpy" and I had to watch what I said around him so I wouldn't offend him. I found it best to just agree with what other inmates said instead of voicing my opinion.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Craig: No I was not able to choose a cellmate. I would get a new cellmate every 3 weeks or so. There was a period of about 3-4 weeks when I didn't have a cell mate and it was so nice.

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