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Interview with Ron, Amber and Debra

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Ron: In the main jail I don't think you could have anything brought in. Everybody wore the jail's underwear and socks and everything which really sucked. In the annex you could have clothes and shoes brought in (although if I remember correctly shoes were kept in a locker and you had to take them off before going through security going into the jail at night).
Amber: The gown, except for when we went to curt we had a shirt and pants
Debra: We were not allowed to bring outside clothes that we had into the jail .

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Ron: In the main jail you had scrubs that looked like what a doctor would wear.
Amber: The gown I had was made out of paper since I was on suicide watch (they don't want you to be able to hang yourself).
Debra: 3 pair of socks and underwear were given when taken in. One Jumpsuit for the men, a two piece jumpsuit for the women. You got a new change of clothes every 3 days. Girls got 2 bras a week. Each person was given shower shoes some looked like crocs.

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Ron: Getting stuff that actually fit was hard. The really big ones and really small ones were always available but didn't really fit anybody well.
Amber: All I saw were the gowns so I'm not sure.
Debra: People really just needed the right sized. The jail would run out of right sizes by the last dorm. Some garments had holes and then were cut into capris. You got what you got.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Ron: Yeah - they wore I think red (maybe orange). I never really saw the women so I'm not positive.
Amber: Yes men ad a jumpsuit and woman had shirt and pants
Debra: Yes. One Jumpsuit for the men, a two piece jumpsuit for the women.

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