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Interview with Frank and Adam

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Frank: I didn't find it difficult to get along with anyone. Everyone was just talking about their cases and we all knew that no of us wanted to be there. So we emphasized with each other.
Adam: well due to the limited space and so many people tgether it became very difficult with women on ther menstural cycle and no proper hygiene products there was a bit of difficulty getting along.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Frank: I had to be very patient, understanding and especially empathetic. I also found that telling jokes and keeping the atmosphere lite or happy helped tremendously. The weaker ones were preyed upon so some inmates had to be generous by giving up their food to avoid being beating up or harassed.
Adam: there really was nothing other to do than sleep.sleeping I found was the best way to avoid problems with the other also helps pass the time and make it go by a lot quicker.I also have a really good ability to avoid confrontation so it does make it easier for me personally.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Frank: Sometimes, yes I was able to choose my cellmate but not always. My cellmates would change depending upon when new people arrived at the facility or when we couldn't get along anymore.
Adam: no they never allow you to choose your own cellmate.and they frown upon putting you in to a cell with anyone you know and as far as how often they change every few hours really.

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