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
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.