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Interview with Clinton and Tyrone

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Clinton: Striped two piece. Black and white, orange and white and green and white. The colors determine classification.
Tyrone: Black and white stripes. Two pairs of socks, two pairs of boxers, and one pair of pants and one shirt.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Clinton: Max security wear Black and white, lowest security orange and white and medium wear green and white. The stripes constantly remind you that you are in jail. Its degrading.
Tyrone: Yes. Max wore black and white. Medium wore green and white stripes. Minimum orange and white.

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Clinton: No.
Tyrone: Clothes with no stains, good socks without holes, shirts without tears in them. They have some really old shirts that look greenish instead of white. Some of the boxers look stained and I always tried to get the best ones. I always tried to handwash my clothes so I didn't have to trade out. A lot of people do that.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Clinton: No, it was the same.
Tyrone: The women wear the same as the men, according to their security classification.

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