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Interview with Zach, Trevor, Andy, Adam, Wesley, Jackie, Ruth, Kristal and Chris

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Zach: Jail issue orange pants, white tee shirt.
Trevor: the same gettup for 7 days
Andy: On 3West 100/200 pod we were white shirt with blue pants because we're trustees. Other floors I believe its all orange from shirt to pants. Except women they wore orange and white stripe shirts I believe.
Adam: Underwear, white socks and white everything no colors allowed and nothing baggy and no logos or sports stuff
Wesley: I was not allowed absolutely any personal garments of any kind including underwear when i was detained.
Jackie: you werent allowed any other clothes other than the clothes that are issued to you at the time of your booking.
Ruth: You can't bring anything to ware their everything is given to you by the jail
Kristal: NONE, any other items other than jail issue was considered contraband, which resulted in a write-up.
Chris: None, you could not bring any thing in to the jail except a wedding ring

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Zach: Yeah, same as above.
Trevor: orange. I think the women wear orange and white stripes now.
Andy: White shirt and blue pants with orange shoes.
Adam: white shoes, basic white socks, orange prison jumpsuit, nothing baggy and no blue or red anything. Pretty boring gear and nothing loose or big or anything
Wesley: Brown boots that fit ok, 5 pairs of white sox. 5 pairs of boxers, 5 pairs of different pants, 5 white tee shirts, and 5 blue long or short sleeved shirts, and a green belt that was military style, and a denim jacket
Jackie: we were given a pair of big mens used socks with balls all over it and sometimes holes in them. you are given two pairs of underwear sometimes new sometimes used, so big that they would go up almost to your ribs. they gave you one set of big orange pants and a striped white and orange cover shirt. and a big stained white tshirt to wear under the striped shirt. if you are a girl you also get a sports bra that sometimes doesnt even fit your boobs right in. you were only able to change your clothes out once a week, not including your sports bra and underwear.
Ruth: You for one withe tee and white and orange striped tee to go over that one with a white sports bra as well as two pairs love granny panties uesally too big for you and orange Dickie like lands and one pair of socks and some slip on orange or white shoes
Kristal: Dark blue pants, reds t-shirts, and some dark blue sneakers. Our dress code was very basic and limited. The only time we needed to be dressed fully was count time and during meals.
Chris: In processing you get a couple pairs of new under wear, used socks, orange pants and top, a mu mu, and shoes, you were lucky if you got new stuff

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Zach: No, as special housing needs are put in brown shirts and placed on the protective unit floor, I think its now on 3rd floor.
Andy: Not really.
Adam: Anything that's clean and fits Shoes with clean soles
Wesley: You really needed to look for long sleeved blue shirt
Jackie: the only thing in high demand is to hope for something that was actually new and not used, sometimes you got lucky with a new pair of socks or towel during clothing exchange
Ruth: Yea all new clothes were in high demand everyone wanted the whitest whites and oarangest oarnges and the newest whitest shoes
Kristal: No, just new clothes were in high demand, and socks.
Chris: Yes, new clothes because the old ones were tore up

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Zach: Not really.
Andy: ^^^ look up at first question.
Adam: I mainly seen men in there but the women dressed similar from what I seen
Wesley: I do not believe it was
Jackie: yes, we all wore solid orange pants and women wore striped shirts and men wore solid orange shirts.
Ruth: The only difference was instead of white and orange striped shirt theirs was solid orange
Kristal: No, the men and women basically dressed the same.
Chris: it was the same for both from what i remember

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