Interview with Guero 1, Jim, Ricky, Bernard, Cora, Roy, Mario, Kayla and Evan
JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Guero 1: oarange suit with a white undershirt Jim: pants shirt...no socks/underwear Ricky: Yes about one or two pairs of underwear and one or two pairs
of socks. Bernard: You get to keep your sock, underwear and if you
have a plain white shirt you can bring that in.
You could buy underwear and socks through
commissary but they were expensive.
So lets say if you were arrested without wearing
any underwear or socks, then you would not have
any unless you bought them. Cora: You are given a list and you can bring in 7 white
tees, 7 underwear, 7 socks and I think 5 bras.
Then if you are on work release you can bring in
your uniform or else other clothes to leave in.
No tank tops and shorts and skirts must be an
appropriate length. You are also assigned a
locker in the lobby of the jail to keep anything
else you need for work you can't take in like
shoes, hygiene etc Roy: Only thing is your socks, other than that you
arre issued orange top and bottom pajamas and
these brown snadles. Mario: The only clothes I was allowed to keep was
unerwear and socks. All my other clothes were
put into holding until my release. Kayla: certain underwear, socks, and certain bras. in
prison you cant bring anything in, everything is
sate issue. Evan: The only clothing I was allowed to bring into the
jail was underwear and the socks that I was wearing.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Guero 1: yes all oarange Jim: orange Ricky: An orange shirt and pants with a white t-shirt underneath.
Either a pair of deck shoes or shower shoes. White boxers or
briefs and white tube socks. Bernard: You had an orange smock that said Pima County Jail
on it. Orange smock-like pants that also said Pima
County Jail down the side of it, stretchy waist,
no pockets. Footwear was rubber sandals. I guess
if you had the $30 to spend on shoes, you could
buy a pair of blue and white deck shoes, or it was
orange and white( I can't remember). I just wore
the sandals. Cora: We had to wear a red smock and red pants. They
weren't very comfortable especially if they were
brand new but we hardly saw any new ones. The
pants had an elastic band and then pretty straight
cut through the leg. The top had a vneck cut with
short sleeves. Both had Pima County Jail stamped
on them in black. Other than that you are also
issued jail sandals which are an ugly tan color
that slip on. Roy: Orange with black lettering indicating the jail,
example: Pima Jail, Nothing but Orange top,
like you see people in the medical field wear,
with the bottoms to match. that is it. Mario: The uniform given to me was just your plain
orange uniform. Two pieces top and bottom, they
were in great shape and fit real good. Kayla: everything had to fit length and width. you had an
orange t-shirt that had to be tucked into your
stretch waist orange pants at all times. in prison
you are required to wear your hair up at all times
if it exceeds collar length ad you are required to
wear socks and shoes at all times unless you are
in your cell. you had an optional smock to put
over your t-shirt that was always required when
moving outside of the housing unit. Evan: In the main jail, we wore orange shirts and orange
pants. They were heavy material and they were
somewhat uncomfortable mainly because they didn't
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Guero 1: yes if they were new cuz everyone doent want
used clothes Jim: one's that fit Ricky: New ones that weren't stretched out and ready to be thrown
away Bernard: You just hope that you'll get newer stuff but you
have no options in any of that. Cora: They do not take requests for inmate clothing.
You take what you are given and that's all. All
the clothing is the same. Roy: No, everyone is issued the same orange or
whatever jumpsuit the jail has for inamtes.
Nothing deviates to anything different. Now
some facilities give their work inmates
different colors to indicate that they are on
work release. Mario: The only high demand clothing was in my opinion
was shoes. Kayla: new clothes were always in high demand, especially
for court - silly huh? Evan: Most people, when we were allowed to choose our
clothes, would pick through the pile and grab the
newest clothes that were the brightest.
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Guero 1: no same Jim: no Ricky: I believe the shirts. Men wear white t-shirts and women wear
orange. Bernard: No it wasn't different, I remember seeing them in
court. Cora: I think in color only Roy: No, same for the women, jumpsuits and sandles.
No all orange or black and white with stripes,
depending on the facility, you could even have
worn pink in the "infamous," Sheriff Joes lock
up here in Phoenix, off Vanburen St. Mario: The uniform was the same between men and women. Kayla: only when it came to the underwear - panties
instead of boxers Evan: No, the clothing was the same.