JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Dennis: Yes I did find it very hard to get along with the
majority of the other inmates, especially in the
county jail compared to state prison. There are so
many different types of people in for many different
things and you never know what someone is thinking
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Dennis: you would have to avoid really getting in to other
peoples business, asking too many questions, and the
obvious things that create problems like gambling,
stealing, bumping in to people and arguing. Being
around so many different types of men that are all
going through a multitude of problems on their own.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Dennis: Cellmates changed pretty much on a weekly basis in
the county jail system. People bond out, get
sentenced, or their sentence runs out. Once I was
there for such a long period of time, yes, I could
get certain people moved in to my cell.