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Interview with Ron, Tiffany, Hugh and Stevan

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Ron: no i have allways been able to fit right in ,that was the problem earlly on ..don,t try to do this be nice to a degree & respectful allways but don,t try to fit in you will classify yourself with a certain group that might turn out to be bad news or something you get committed to and you allways have to pay in jail or prison for frienship,either with blood or money something you have that you share with your hommies..
Tiffany: I was alone most of the time. At the time of my arrest I must of been the only female. I was put in holding areas alone. When I was finally moved to my (pod) I got along easily with my bunk buddy.
Hugh: My charge made it impossible to be honest, but other than that I got along with most people just like I would have done on the street. You cant get along with everyone no matter what the situation.
Stevan: Nah it was not a problem at all everyone there was there just talking and complaining about what they were going through it a fucked up situation for anyone to be in

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Ron: first you have to have your legal summary status report this is like your life ticket it shows your whole arrest file even for what didn,t stick as long as your clean on that .when you arrive in jail/prison you give it to the keyholder for your car,,then try to find somebody to pal up hang with a workout partner working out is a very good way to both gey respect & stay out of trouble you can also eat up a lot of time working out then showering 7 washing your clothes & stuff related to that..
Tiffany: I kept to my self.
Hugh: I lied about what I was in for and had to make up a cover story that was believable and that I wouldn't confuse later. Most people only want to talk about their problems so as long as you don't mind just listening it's fine. I had to learn to ignore the idiots.
Stevan: I talked normally see that question is insinuating that there were problems to avoid. The truth is it just jail most of the people in there were not " hardenned criminals " everyone was respectful. Everyone conducted themselves. Accordingly I never found it difficult to be in there it was just boring

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Ron: yes you can usually be-friend someone by first going around 7 introducing yourself & from what town / county your from ,this is an ice breaker so to speak..if you hang-out by yourself you,ll get labelled as a loner& inmates look for behavior like that, especially if you don,t have your paperwork,choose an enemy an case it goes down try to befriend your neighbers of other raceswhen it kicks off strike accordinglly.
Tiffany: Doubt it.
Hugh: The first time I was in jail I had a 2 man cell. All the other times I was in a 12 man "tank". I requested once that I be moved because the guy they put in with me didn't speak English. Other than that, it's best to find a good cellmate and keep them.
Stevan: I was never able to choose who my cellmate was I am not sure if you can even do that can you? My cellmate changed about 3 times if I remember right

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