Below is a list of tips for living in a prison cell:
- Communicate. No one can read your mind.
- Give your cellie private time daily.
- Agree on:
- Physical space. Our legs shouldn’t be touching.
- Air space. Don’t block the air vent or fart.
- Sound space: Noise levels and quiet times.
- Prior to moving in, discuss:
- When you’re chewing pretzels, does it sound like you’re chewing concrete or gravel?
- Do you share or have conflicting goals or values?
- Do you clap and yell so the whole tier can know you love your team? Or do you prefer to quietly eat nachos to celebrate your team?
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