JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Dorothy: Yes, because there are some really crazy people
that are wacked out of there mind in jail. Some
people can handle it and others cannot. It is
hard when you have to share 1 toilet and 1 shower
and 1 hot pot and 1 TV with 8 women. Also being
confined for so many hours a day without sunlight
can make a person crazy.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Dorothy: I decided to make Trustee so that I could work
and not be lazy and get fat from the disgusting
food they serve. I was able to contact my family
everyday and I read a lot of books and wrote
letters to my family. I counted my days down by
keeping up with how many times I had left to do
certain things and that was really helpful. I
counted the hours and days off for fun! You too
much time to think so why not!!!
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Dorothy: No, they would not house people together if you
knew each other and especially if you came in
together on the same charges. Cellmates could
change hourly or daily. Sometimes on busy
holidays you would get several in a couple of
hours all through the night.