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Interview with Cyle, Caesar, Liz, Samuel, Nick and Teresa

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Cyle: I only stayed with 1 other person, and they barely said a word to me. He was arrested for marijuana charges apparently.
Caesar: Not at all.
Liz: The females I was housed with were all pretty cool, not many wanted to start drama, everyone is there to do their time and get out. but with 24 girls there is bound to be some drama.
Samuel: No very laid back most problems are from inmate on inmate theft
Nick: i stayed quiet, there were some big bad looking dudes in there, so i stayed to myself, i did find one or two guys that turned out nice enough to talk to
Teresa: Most of the time yes I had a difficult time getting along with other inmates as the most of them had very bad attitudes and seemed very angry to be there.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Cyle: I just kept my mouth shut and didn't say a word.
Caesar: Just kept to oneself.
Samuel: Keep to yourself , don't complain (everyone is in the same boat)
Nick: stay quiet, do not speak unless spoken to, and if spoken to be very respectful, do not try to control the television or even ask about it, just stay to yourself or find one or two people safe enough to talk to or exercise or sleep or just lay thats all
Teresa: I had to watch what i said if i said anything at all. I tried not to make eye contact with anyone too long as i felt they would be offended and start trouble with me just for looking too long. I had to stay to myself and sleep most of the time.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Cyle: No.
Caesar: Don't think so.
Liz: you could move bunks depending on seniority and the guards
Samuel: No
Nick: you do not get any choices of where you stay or who you stay with or how long you stay, you do as you are told when you are told to do it
Teresa: No I was not able to choose an inmate as my cellmate even if i knew someone there, in which case, i did not recognize anyone there anyways. It would not change as I was in general population not just one cellmate.

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