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Interview with Henry, Bob and Cory

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Henry: All clothing was the same: elastic waist pants and a shirt. The material was something resembling canvas.
Bob: Jail issue pants, shirt. Also thermal shirts, socks, gym shorts were available through the commissary. The thermals were absolutely necessary because they kept it so cold in there all the time.
Cory: They took everything from, I think because it was a violent crime, even my boxers. They gave me jail boxers with the jails name on the back of my boxers and gave me a jail jumpsuit that only got cleaned when they came to swap uniforms.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Henry: Each charge level had a different color, as did gender. Misdemeanors and low felony inmate were: Women-green, Men-blue. High felony charges were: Women- yellow, Men-orange.
Bob: I wore a turquiose blue shirt and pants and shower shoes (flip flops).
Cory: I got a beige colored v neck "t shirt" and matching pants. My shoes were taken from me too so I had these soft shoes with no comfort or grip. My boxers were white with the SLC Jail written on the butt part.

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Henry: No.
Bob: Not that I am aware of. Getting the right size was always important though.
Cory: The only thing that was high demand was trying to get your right size when they passed out clean uniforms so u didnt have to smell in your old uniforms every other day.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Henry: No.
Bob: The jail uniforms were pretty much the same for men and women.
Cory: I guess. i was not locked up with no females.

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