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Interview with Tonya

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Tonya: If you wore (or knew to wear) sneakers the day of sentencing you could keep those, No underwire bras. Pretty much nothing. It all had to be state Issued.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Tonya: When I first arrived in the Med/Max Bldg before assessing down to Minimum Confinement I received 2 BLUE smocks 3 BLUE T shirts and 2 BLUE pants. 5 pairs underwear and 2 AWFUL bras. Then the same in minimum only it was all GREEN

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Tonya: I would just try to see if there were any clothes in better condition than others. Some are really worn out and once you get them they are yours for the duration unless they fall apart.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Tonya: No, Same colors and types

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