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Interview with Dale

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Dale: Everything one wears in the jail is furnished by the facility--the orange suits, white socks, boxers, and shoes. Any other items of clothing would have to be ordered from commissary.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Dale: Socks, boxers, tee-shirts, and shoes were white. The stereotypical over shirt and pants were orange, with "Mercer County Jail" printed in black on the back of the shirt.

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Dale: One really does not have a choice; unless a person is on suicide watch (which merits a blue or green tunic of sorts, which cannot be torn to make a noose), it's all "oranges."

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Dale: Sizes were likely different, but on the whole, there was no significant difference.

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