JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Eric: It is always difficult to get along with other
inmates. As much as you try there will always be
someone who will try to start problems or just be
so emotionally unbalanced that they will act out
for no reason at all. You have to just deal with it.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Eric: The kinds of things I do to avoid fights with
other inmates is pretty much keeping to myself. I
stay away from the tv. I don't gamble with cards
or on games. And I don't trade or buy things. No
matter how clear things are when you say them or
do them at first, someone will always say they
weren't that way later and it will be a problem.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Eric: The cell I was in was a very large un-sentenced
inmate cell. Once you are sentenced you go to a
different cell with sentence inmates. The jail is
pretty small so you don't move much unless you
cause problems and need to be moved.