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Interview with pete, Jake, Billy and Kara

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
pete: No
Jake: No, most of them were just trying to figure out how to get out like me, but a few were very diruptive angry people. I just tried to avoid them.
Billy: Yes very difficult to get along with (some) of the other inmates.Of course they put you in a cell with people doing a very long sentence for ridiculous crimes.Usually young kids or adults that sale drugs and are basically gang bangers that have no regard for there own safety much less the safety of others.They will be spending a very long time in jail and have no problems with stealing and or strong arming you for your commisary or other personal belongings.Also during the weekends they would crowd over 20 to 30 more inmates in an already maxed out cell fro 2-3 more days.Inmates would sleep on the floor with the mattreses that they were givin usually standing room only when the weekend rolled around.
Kara: Not really as long as you stayed to yourself.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
pete: Read books
Jake: Just keep to myself mostly, I didn't realy talk to anyone unless they started talking to me first.
Billy: Well the first time i went to wilco they allowed playing cars but then banned them because inmates could not get along and gambled.So for obvious reasons they no ;longer sold them on commissary.The recreation or exercise was a big joke as they would never allow basketball goals and or any exercise basically exercise time was going into a large room with no roof to stand around and be bored.watching tvf was a whole nother problem that always consisted of inmates arguing over what to watch.
Kara: Read, wrote alot of letters, kept a journal and did bible studies or read the bible.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
pete: No
Jake: Nope, 24 cell buddies, no choice, 3 toilets, 1 shower. And a note on the cell conditions, IT IS UNSANITARY TO HAVE YOUR SINK DIRECTLY ON TOP OF YOUR TOILET. WHEN YOU FLUSH, AIRBORN BACTERIA FROM THE TOILET TRAVEL AROUND 8 FEET.
Billy: I guess I don't under stand the question are you asking if we were able to choose or cell mate if we knew one? If so not at all.
Kara: Of course not.

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