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.