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Interview with Nathan

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Nathan: No, because I made the news. I was an instant celebrity.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Nathan: You kind of mind your own business. You don't snitch on people. Basically if you stay to yourself you will be fine. If you go looking for trouble you will find it. At the same time you have to stand up for yourself and don't let people just walk all over you. You might get jumped the first time you stand up for yourself, but sometimes that is necessary to get people to respect you.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Nathan: If somebody you know comes in you can make a request. 9 times out of 10 you won't get it. I'm white and most of Hinds County is black. Occasionally another white guy would come in, and they would put me with that person.

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