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Interview with Darlene, Ryan and Janis

JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't.
Darlene: I didn't at first because I had been in jail prior to this last time for 4 months on a couple other felony charges, so I knew what was up, I knew what to do and what not to do. I'm a pretty passive aggressive person, but when it came to getting down, I would throw down if need be, but I was fortunate enough not to have to. Toward's the beginning of my sentence everyone in the pod got along just fine, but as the days went on, toward the middle of my sentence the pod girls (there was about 14 at any given time) split into two "click's" an I wasn't about to be apart of either one so I tried to be cool with everyone, when I wasn't keeping to myself.
Ryan: No. Everyone in there was pretty friendly, aside from the fact that they were criminals. One guy gave me the food from his tray that he didn't want. Pretty sure nobody was trying to get into more trouble.
Janis: No, I just kept in mind that just because they are in jail doesnt mean they are bad people.

JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates?
Darlene: My biggest thing was just to let thing's go, not sweat the small stuff. I had to bit my tongue a lot of the time so I didn't pop off at the mouth. I didn't get into the little "click's" that everyone else does cause that just asking for problems, kinda like middle school bull shit.
Ryan: I just kept my mouth shut and kept to myself.
Janis: Try to be quiet when others are sleeping and just be nice in general.

JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change?
Darlene: Yes. Inside the girls pod's (there's 3: F Pod, G Pod, and Female work release) the isn't doors on the cell's so you can move freely about the rooms, you could have a new room, or new cell mate every night if you wanted to.
Ryan: I was not able to do so.
Janis: No. I was in a special pod for non-threatening inmates.

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