JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Rosa: No it wasn't hard to get along with any inmates.
Just tried to make the best of it because I knew
I was only there a short time. Yes people were
difficult but I tried to just put it out of mind.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Rosa: Just be easy going. People are just looking to
provoke anyone they can. Get a radio or a Tv and
just keep to yourself. But don't be a pushover
at times you do have to stand up for yourself
and not let them walk all over you. I feel it's
harder to get along with the co's than the
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Rosa: No we couldn't pick our cellmates unfortunately.
Cell mates changed daily depending on when your
cell mate was being released, but same day one
left you got a new one.