JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. Reggie: I didn't really have any problems. Wake county
jail gives you a classification basd upon your
charge, gang affliation, and things of that nature Sarah: Absolutely. I'm a friendly sort, and the other
ladies were very angry, bitter, and hostile.
The guards were my only contact, and they were
rude, promise you something then don't, and
spend a lot of time down the hall laughing and
telling jokes with each other until the
Lieutenant came by. The guards' language was
pretty foul. I came out swearing, which I
eventually learned to curb, and with a bitter
chip on my shoulder and mistrust of others I
have not forgotten.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? Reggie: You can stay to yourself or stay out of cliques Sarah: While in the holding cell, I sat quietly and
moved away when my space was challeged. I tried
to keep my eyes down and pretend to be napping.
Other than that, I was in solitary the whole
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? Reggie: no you are in a dorm environment or there are 1
man cells Sarah: No cellmate, would love to have had company. I
was kept in solitary after I was strip searched,
my but-hole checked, and dressed in jail clothes.