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Interview with PJ, Katherine, Jimmy, Baldy, Max, Karen, Richard and Danielle

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
PJ: No I was very lucky that I didn't attract a bully's attention
Katherine: No I did not. I got along with every one. I was well liked more like an entertainer but i was not there to make friends.
Jimmy: yes
Baldy: Some of em, many are hard core thieves, murderers, rapists, etc... they got a point to prove
Max: One inmate was the tp guard's nephew. They brought him in beer,hookers and who knows what else. When they knew that I found out I was put in the "bubble" for 16 straight days and threatened constantly. The guards even tried to get me jumped by promising to put money into inmates account.
Karen: I only interacted with a couple of them, but all of them had lice, there were a few w/sores saying they had MRCA and staff and scabies yet the jail refuses to treat then that place is DISGUSTING. Yes I did witness fights and lesbian activity in there the guards are worthless!
Richard: no,i always found other things to keep myself occupied like chess or cards or working out in the cell or walking laps around the day room or taking a shower
Danielle: im not a people person but i got along with those that i spoke with. i mostly kept to myself and stayed on my bunk. i was a trustee so i worked alot also

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
PJ: I did everything as I was told. I only spoke enough to give short sentence replies. I kept pretty much to myself.
Katherine: Read books, watch TV or play card games or something. Or just dont say anything at all.
Jimmy: mind your own business
Baldy: i just try to keep to me self, and wait on nothing but time
Karen: I just stayed on my bed and too myself
Richard: try not to disrespect anyone, treat everyone the same and try to keep yourself occupied and stay out of everyones personal buisness because the main thing to stay focused on is getting yourself out of trouble and staying focused on your own time to do before you re eneter the world
Danielle: not a whole lot. if i had a problem i just told the guard to pull me out of the dorm for a while.ive been locked up almost every year since i was 18. i know alot of the guards and they know i dont cause problems.if i get mad then they know there is a good reason.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
PJ: no
Katherine: No not really.
Jimmy: yes
Baldy: why would i choose an inmate? for what? to be with? heck no...
Max: No
Karen: No we were all in a big room beds side by side
Richard: no. they would change very often as people would bond out or get transferred to other pods or tents within the jail or transferred to prison on the transport vans
Danielle: no we didnt have cells. we were in an open dorm with bunk beds and single beds. about 24 or 28 bunk beds and like 25-30 singles. but i was able to choose who was beside me.

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