JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Earl: No, I usually did not have a problem getting along
with other inmates because I respected there
feelings and there space. I did sometimes find it
difficult because some people have no respect for
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Earl: Well I usually just tried to mind my own business
and try to respect the feelings, property, and
space of others. I also tried to distance myself
from anything that might cause a confrontation.
Having plenty of friends in there also helped
because if you had friends you usually got along
with most everyone.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Earl: No, you usually didn't have a choice as to who your
cellmate was. They usually assigned them there
selves. The only way you ever was able to choose
your cellmate was if you had been there a long time
and had some pull with the Corrections Officers.