JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Rick: I was a fifth timer so by the time I came into
San Quentin I had coffee and cigarettes waiting
for me. I had a friend on the inside that had a
cell picked out for me.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Rick: You need to mind your own busness, not be loud.
Just be mutally respective to other people. One
of my pet peevs was people starting in cell like
they were taking inventory. I woulds say, "WTF
are your looking at? Your boyfriend?" That
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Rick: We worked our way into it... I moved in with one
guy and he was moving on so my friend was going
to come in. You had to get permission to do those
kinds of things.