Interview with Katrina, Rachel, Graham, Gordon, Marcus, Melissa and Andrea
JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Katrina: scrubs Rachel: Scrub Graham: You could not bring ANYTHING in. And if you got caught trying
it was a write up. Gordon: Nothing was allowed in. You had to wear other
persons underweras and garments. Very bad for
hygeneine. Marcus: Twice a week they'd give us two sets of scrubs
and enough sox and underwear for each day. Melissa: All of your clothes are taken and check into your personal
belongings bag. Andrea: You can't take anything in.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Katrina: in araphoe i wore blue and douglas i wore orange Rachel: Yes,blue scrubs Graham: It was an orange set of scrubs that were old and dirty. Then
the socks were always long socks. The underwater were
whitey tightys. And the shoes where plastic sandels. Gordon: It was orange. It was the all typical prison
garb. Torn and delapadated. worn out and dirty.
The jail staff just simply did not care. Marcus: Mine and most peoples were blue unless you were
risk of suicide, previous escape or attempted
escape, or previous assault on an officer. They
were pants and a shirt with a pocket stamped
Arapahoe county jail down the leg and on your
back in old western letters. Melissa: "Jumpsuit" Scrubs. Different colors for different inmates. Socks,
Briefs, Sports Bra, Pants, Tee Shirt, Scrubs Top. Andrea: Plastic open sandals, white socks, huge white underwear, white
"sports bra", white tee shirt, and "Jail Scrubs" which are pants and a
scrub shirt. Orange and Blue were the colors I saw.
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Katrina: in araphoe the color goes off your crime and
douglas its one block so evreyone where the same red Rachel: I guess I seen three different colors for different crimes Graham: Nope all of it looks the same and it's all dirty didn't really
matter. Gordon: No, there was not any. You had to barter for
some good clothing. Marcus: You had to wear red if you were a risk of
suicide, previous escape or attempted escape, or
previous assault on an officer. Melissa: I don't know. Andrea: No choices
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Katrina: no it was not Rachel: No Graham: I don't know what they gave the women. Gordon: No. No. No. No. No. Marcus: The clothes and colors were the same. Melissa: No. Andrea: I don't know.