JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Tonya: Personally I did not find it hard with most. Of
course after a while people get on your nerves
with drama or attitude clashes but, I personally
utilized my time trying to be helpful to those
who needed it.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Tonya: Keep busy and not gossip. Don't tell too much of
your situation to too many people. They tend to
throw things up in your face if they are having a
bad day. There are classes to take if you choose
and I opted to work in the garden program which
allowed me outdoor time with a limited few.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Tonya: No you could not choose. You could suggest and
it would be up to the officer on duty. Cellmates
changed quite often as peoples sentances expired
and plenty of new people arrived often.