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Interview with Toby, J. Friday, Jeremy, Lisa, Jenny, Alicia and Darryl

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Toby: 2 piece prison uniform and flip flops. tennis shoes boxers, and white tee shirts
J. Friday: The only clothes you get. State issue pants, shirt, white t-shirt and/or a wife beater shirt.
Jeremy: Everone where the same jail issued uniform.
Lisa: Orange scrubs for sentenced inmates, blue scrubs for those that were there for misdemeanors, and green scrubs for those that were there for felonies. The central builing had maroon scrubs. Kitchen workers wore white scrubs.
Jenny: Uniforms were worn through the day, and shorts and t-shirts at night
Alicia: If you had any PLAIN T-shirt you maybe able to keep it but other then that you would keep your underwear,socks, bra but only if it was plain with no wires ( bra's)..
Darryl: Underwear and socks or you could buy them iff the store but they were high

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Toby: 2 piece. blue pants and pullover blue shirt
J. Friday: Orange pants, orange shirt. ID card clipped to the front pocket with a whie t underneath. I wore an orange jumpsuit for my job.
Jeremy: Yes. Grey with a red stripe down the sleeves and pant legs.
Lisa: Yes. I wore the green scrubs.
Jenny: Yes. Just the usual. They were kinda like medical uniform pants, and top. Don't remember the colors.
Alicia: You would get one scrub type shirt and one pair of pants with the strechy waist band every three to four days. If you had more then the one outfit then it would be taken from you.Color was set by what you had done to be in there.
Darryl: You were issued a jumo suit ad the color depended on your crime.they were changed out like 3 times a other clothes were given

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Toby: the blue sweatshirts were in high demand because a lot of inmates were cold in the high a/c.
J. Friday: The ones with the fresh color. Not the worn out stuff. Normally it doesnt matter what you want any way.
Jeremy: No. You dont have a choice in what you can wear.
Lisa: No.
Jenny: no
Alicia: No, and again everyones was about the same but for the color
Darryl: No like I said only jump suits were availabke oh and flip flops

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Toby: no, the same
J. Friday: No. Different colors only means different security level and sentenced/non-sentenced.
Jeremy: Its different depending on where you are housed at.
Lisa: No.
Jenny: no
Alicia: No, not really it all was a matter of what you were charged with...
Darryl: No they all got the same

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