JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Eric: There are a lot of random bullshit rules in jail about where you
can sit or telling everyone to make their bed or to sleep a
certain way or saying who you can or can't talk to. I don't
follow rules and run in my own car so some people want to
fight over it.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Eric: If someone is getting a riot started over you, you can always
"roll up" or take your mattress and sheets to the main door to
the unit and rat them out saying people are going to beat you
up or you can tell the guards you are having panic attacks and
feel suicidal and they take you to a more secure psych unit.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Eric: For the time that you are not sentenced your cell and
cellmates change every two or three days. In dorms there are
people leaving for home or prison every day or two. In cells
your cellmates change when someone leaves or sometimes
you can pick a celly and go live in their cell as long as you are
both there and guards don't say anything.