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Interview with Tim, Sherri and Brett

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Tim: Yes, I was forced to fight frequently that resulted in discipline cases. I tried to do my time and stay by myself but some of the inmates gave me no choice but to defend myself. I was beaten down several times, and the guards did very little about it, if nothing at all.
Sherri: Yes I wasn't allowed to be with any inmates, part of protective custody. But the 2 guards Green and Jackson would let the inmates beat in my door all hours of the night and let them throw my food in my cell at me.
Brett: No I stayed to myself I didn't talk to no one but I seen a lot of other inmates did have problems mostly the younger ones the other inmates would take advantage of them take there food etc

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Tim: I tried to stay in my cell, but my roommate forced me out sometimes, so I tried to find people to hang around with that were more like me and pass my time that way. It is impossible to avoid everyone when you are forced to live in a tank full of 70 other men.
Sherri: I stayed away. From inmates only interaction was to get my spit on food from them. They weren't nice at all. But were highly encouraged by some of the guards out there. It was sad so I stayed in my cell close to my book and paper writing down everything
Brett: Just stay to yourself don't talk or get involved with anyone even if you see some one being mistreated don't try to stop it then the whole cell will turn on you and that can be a very dangerous thing I seen it happen a time or to and it never ended up good

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Tim: No, I had no choice, and they changed frequently. Many of the times I did not get a long with the cellmate, and I was even bunked with inmates charged with murder facing life sentences.
Sherri: I stayed away and didn't eat or say anything back. I tried to keep to myself and not trust anyone I just wanted to go home and I was scared.
Brett: They chaged a lot in a short time and no I don't think no jail would allow you to choose who you live,cell with and that's hard living with people you don't know

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