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Interview with Roxie and Jaime

JM: What clothes could you have brought in to wear in the jail (underwear, socks, etc.)?
Roxie: We were not allowed to bring anything personal to wear while in the jail. I was not even allowed a medically prescribed ankle brace.
Jaime: We could not have anything like this brought in to us. However, men were allowed to keep underwear and socks they had on when they came in and women were allowed to keep underwear, socks and non underwire bras they had on when they came in. Also undershirts and long johns could be purchased on commisary.

JM: If you had a set uniform, what did it look like? Please be specific about each piece of clothing issued to you.
Roxie: We were issued underpants, bra, socks, an orange jumpsuit, and knee length, t-shirt type night gown to sleep in. We were also issued thong-type shower shoes and a sweatshirt.
Jaime: Shoes were plastic shower shoes, reddish orange or brown in color, if you were lucky you actually got a pair that fit. A pullover shirt with a breast pocket(dark blue) and elastic waisted pants(dark blue)

JM: Were there any assigned clothes in high demand that an inmate should look for when getting clothing assigned?
Roxie: The most preferable were those that would actually fit, and were fairly clean or even new.
Jaime: The newer the better, but you got what they gave you.

JM: Was the clothing different between men and women?
Roxie: No; they seemed to be the same.
Jaime: No, it was exactly the same.

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