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Interview with Tyler and Brooke

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Tyler: I personally didn't. I came up through the gladitor schools of the juvenile detention so I knew a lot of the fellows and reaccuring characters. I saw other guy in his 40s first time charge, somebody wanted to take something from him and he ended up with his wrist broke. They come at you as a pack of animals over there.
Brooke: No, it wasnt hard to get along, I knew some already there and I got to know a few others.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Tyler: If they decide to pick a fight there is nothing you can do about it. If they come over to take your meal tray you either give it to them or get into a fight.
Brooke: I didnt have any problems. I got along with most of the inmates.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Tyler: Oh no, it's very over crowded. You don't get any kind of choice.
Brooke: They didnt let you choose

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