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Interview with Kandra and Paul

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Kandra: No I did not find it difficult to get along with other inmates. The other inmates generally are not a problem unless they come in drunk or otherwise unruly. As a matter of fact, I tend to make friends when I am arrested. Maybe its my personality.
Paul: i did my best to stay off to myself, but your about an arms length from the next person, one guy made sexual advances at me i told him i have hiv, that usually sends them away

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Kandra: The best way to avoid fights or confrontations is to avoid other inmates however, there are people there who are very pleasant. I can remember once when I "changed out" meaning changed into the jail uniform and my roommate had emotional issues. In this instance words were exchanged but the officers were aware of the mental instability and separated her from me.
Paul: you have to have a good response, if its fighting, it has to be instinct, sometime you man up, sometimes you try to reason, there was troble but it didnt envolve me, i had determined if someone came up and started mess i would sucker punch and be ready to roll

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Kandra: Oh HELL NO! That would be like a slap in the face to the jailers. I believe that they simply put people in cells based on when they enter the facility. If one were to ask to be put with a friend I am almost certain that they would be denied unless as in the case of a deaf woman/non- native english speaker and an interpreter.
Paul: no, you just had the one they put you with if you didnt say you had enemies or belong to a gang , i was changed twice to seperate men they found out belong to gangsi

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