JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)? Megan: It depends on who was on duty. They were out of
bras when I came in. 3 days later, I asked if I
could have my tank top (with a built in bra) out of
my personal effects and it was brought to me.
Eventually, my family brought me a sports bra. Some
COs allowed it; others did not. There was no
communicated process or set of rules to explain
anything so it seemed unfair.
JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you. Megan: They were similar to scrubs, only heavier in
material. We were all issued two uniforms. They did
laundry 2x per week. The laundry seemed to come
back dirtier than when it left. We put "clean"
clothes in a tub of clean water to soak and the
water ended up brown so we started washing our own
clothes in our cells with water from the showers.
JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned? Megan: Sports bras/tank tops, underwear and boxer shorts to
sleep in. I would imagine that long sleeve tshirts
would be in high demand during the winter months would
also be in demand
JM: Was the clothing different between men and women? Megan: Not to my knowledge. I didn't see the men really.