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Interview with Kyle and Lisa

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Kyle: No not really. You have to make the best of the situation that you are put in really. You are in there for the long haul typically so you just bunker down and deal with it.
Lisa: No, there are a lot of long timers there like Gaby and Mary and they have been there a couple years. Then there are the 'new' people that do six months at a time, here and there....

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Kyle: Just keep to yourself. Don't provoke fights. Don't say anything to make someone else angry or want to fight, etc. People that are up in there are angry at the world and will always find something to want to fight about that's the scary part. Just keep any comments you may have to yourself.
Lisa: Just ignore bullshit. YOu don't wanna 'go to gold' meaning go to the seg. unit.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Kyle: No. I had two cell mates while I was in there because I ended up having to change cells while I was there. I ended up being moved about a day and a half into my sentence.
Lisa: No you weren't. We were not double bunked when I was there.

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