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Interview with Hugh, Jennifer and Johnny

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Hugh: White T-shirt, V neck bright orange shirt, orange pants, white socks and slip on flip flops.
Jennifer: Bring what you want but you do have to put all off your clothes into a blue holding bag. they provide you with shirt, pants, sock, underwear, bras.
Johnny: As far as I understand it, no special exceptions were made in terms of what clothing an inmate was allowed to wear. This might have been the same for the women, too.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Hugh: See above.
Jennifer: The sports bras and underwear are white and plain, if you wash thenm in the sink after you just get them the water will turn brown, so there not cleaned well. the red shirt has a pocket some have longer sleves then the others and some are loner going doin then others. the pants are red and thats about it.
Johnny: Orange shirt, orange pants, white underwear, 2 white socks, a white undershirt and plastic shoes that were usually orange or purple (and maybe red, if my memory serves me correctly).

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Hugh: No. We did the white clothing once a week, colors once a week, and a full exchange once a week. Extra socks and underwear were in high demand.
Jennifer: For the women your clothes are already picked out for you so there is no choosing.
Johnny: I don't think that there were any assigned clothes that were in high demand. Everyone wore the same outfit and everyone received clean clothes at the same time. There were no problems related to how the clothing was given to the inmates by the jail staff.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Hugh: They wore a maroon v neck shirt and pants, and they were given nightgowns at night and no t- shirts.
Jennifer: Yes men Have orange clothes and a white under T- shirt. Women wear red and get sports bras.
Johnny: Yes: I believe that the women wore red shirts and pants while the men had orange shirts and pants.

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