Interview with Tom, Jessica, Justin, Pat and Sandi
JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Tom: those in work release could wear street
clothing, those in full custody wore mcso issue Jessica: black and white stripes pink underware, socks
sheets towels blankets Justin: none. none of the clothes you had on when you
got arrested fallowed you to the jail.. Pat: You could only wear the
items that were issued to
you. You couldnt use
anything else Sandi: None whatsoever.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Tom: mcso issue was pink boxer shorts usually torn
and always wrong size and orange pants ans shirt
wrong size and thongs and socks Jessica: black and white stripes pink underware, socks
sheets towels blankets Justin: black and white stripes.
we had pink boxers
we had pink socks
we had pink thermals when it got cold out
and that was it. pink and black and white Pat: You were issued a black and
white strip shirt and oants
and pink underwear and
some pick sicks and plastic
slip on sandels to wear Sandi: Black and white striped scrub type clothing. Women
were given underwear and a sport bra and we could
change them out for a clean set once a week. we
also got a pair of socks.
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Tom: slip on shoes like slippers Jessica: the right size Justin: yea the new stripes were always looked for.
the "freshies" Pat: No you didnt have a choice
the clothes you got was it Sandi: No. In the winter inmates could get a thermal
shirt to wear under the striped shirt.
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Tom: no, i assume they had panties and bras, probably
orange Jessica: none Justin: nope. only thing different was women recieved
pink bras and pink panties Pat: No everyone wore the same
thing Sandi: I was never housed around the men, but when I saw
them in court they were wearing the same striped