Interview with Mish, Sally, Pace, Baby, Jamie, Gerard, Manuel, LKai, Josie, George, Terry, Miles, Raella and Jessica
JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Mish: Jumpsuits and jeans with dickie shirts Sally: NAVY BLUE PANTS AND VEST PULL OVER AND WHITE
SHIRT WITH ORANGE SHOES. Pace: Rags, if you can score and wash your own duds
you'll make out. no one wants to wear yellow
stained undergarments. The better the economy
the more often they buy new clothing. Baby: Stinky dirty over sized worn out look like scrubs
one per of under wear one bra one pair socks and
the dirty suppose to be white shirt I had ever
seen. I would take my under cloths and socks off
ever night wash them in the sink and spin them dry
with my hands then try to hang them to dry on my
bench wake up put them on damp for roll call at 40 am Jamie: `jumpsuits Gerard: I hate the orange jumpsuits at Orange County
jail because it was hard to keep it clean when I
had to take a dump. At Musick, we had a navy
blue shirt and navy blue pants which is great
because it's two seperate garments. Once a week,
we got fresh clothes. Manuel: orange jumpuits and jeans for the workers LKai: You get a top, pants, boxers, socks, sandals.
They're all 2XL. If you want something that fits,
you ask the worker that works at the laundry. But
you need to gain their respect to request that first. Josie: none George: None. We were required to wear the clothes they
provided for us and nothing else. Terry: YOU CAN NOT BRING ANY TYPE OF CLOTHING IN TO JAIL TO
WEAR. THEY PUT ALL PERSONAL CLOTHES IN YOUR
PROPERTY, UNLESS YOU GET A DOCTOR NOTE FOR YOUR
SHOES. Miles: Underwear, socks, and t-shirts were the only
thing allowed to bring in to the jail.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Sally: YES SAME Pace: Yes. Orange presentence. Blue sentenced.plus
other. Baby: old beat up scrubs dirty bra and panty, black
socks and over sized dirty used deck gym shoes Jamie: blue Gerard: Dark navy, 2 pieces, slip-on shoes. Manuel: orange jumpsuit Raella: yes, blue scrubs, white tshirt, black socks,
orange sandals. LKai: Described above. Josie: county blues George: Socks. Boxer shorts. Knee length orange shorts
with OCJ in black letters down the side. White tee
shirt. Orange overshirt with similar lettering.
Everything was thick cotton. Terry: THE ONLY SET UNIFORM IN THIS JAIL WAS A DARK BLUE
ONE PIECE BUTTON DOWN JUMP SUIT CALLED BLUES. BACK
THEN ALL YOU GOT WERE BLUES AND ORANGE SANDALS. YOU
HAD TO BUY UNDERWEAR IF YOU WANTED THEM. Miles: It was a blue two piece scrub type of uniform
with the Musick facility name on the back side of
the top. You also were issued a pair of sandals.
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Mish: no Sally: NO IT WILL BE GIVEN Pace: Jackets in the winter time Baby: You act like you have a choice you get one of
everything if it fits you or not thats it Jamie: no not really Gerard: Sweaters if it's cold. Not all inmates get
sweaters. When I was released, I gave my sweater
to my Asian rep in my barracks. Manuel: nah inmates pass the clothes so unless you have
connection they give you what they want LKai: No. You get what you receive, don't make yourself
a target by asking for things others don't have. Josie: new underwear and white undershirts George: The shoes were really critical. It was very common
for an inmate to arrive with shoes that didn't fit,
and lots of trading and bartering occurred with
that. Terry: THE BIG SIZE, AND NEWER BLUES WERE IN HIGH
DEMAND...4X 5X 6X ECT..WITH CREASES IN THEM. Miles: I don't think so, maybe the more newer uniforms
and sandals inmates would go for .
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Mish: no Sally: I THINK THERES WAS ORANGE(MENS) Pace: yes, women where bra's and panties. men don't! Baby: From when I was bussed to court yes Jamie: different colors Gerard: I didn't see the women but I do know that there
is a block for females at Musick. Jessica: different colors Manuel: really dont know think so LKai: No. Josie: no George: I only saw women when travelling to court, and
always through heavy mesh. It looked the same.
Sometimes, workers had different colored shirts. Terry: THE WOMEN WORE THE SAME BLUES AND ORANGE SANDALS AS
MEN, UNKNOWN ABOUT THEIR UNDERWEAR THOU. Miles: Maybe in color it was but thats it.