One of the female inmates, Jaime, from 60 Days In has done a Youtube about her time with the film crew. I doubt it will stay up long but I will put it up after the break.
The first interesting thing she tells us is that F- Pod is really a male pod and they moved the women in there specifically for the show. Only the inmates that signed the release were moved there. I believe she said the women were in D-Pod before. Which is kind of crazy. Maybe the that is why there were not enough beds in the jail for the guys. Interesting. She said that they girls all loved moving to F-Pod for two months of filming because there were only 6 rooms with four beds each and each room had a shower. In D-Pod there were only 3 showers for the whole pod of 1900 girls. That’s what she said, which either means that we didn’t see the real D-Pod or that there are more parts of D-Pod we didn’t see.
She was not a fan of Tami. She says she was a drama queen and was up in everyone’s business. She says she knows Tami will say that was her job but she was up in every little thing. She was seeking attention. When a fight would happen she would get right in it. She was very opinionated. She would come in someone’s room and criticize them for drawing a heart on the wall. She told Jaime she was “so disrespectful” for drawing the heart. Jaime and Maryum did not like Tami at all. She was a busybody. Tami would not look at or speak to Maryum.
Jaime says that Barbra was very jealous of Maryum. She says that anything Maryum did, Barbra wanted to do it better. Jaime says that Maryum was very artistic and drew all the time. She made each girl in the pod a heart with her names in the middle. Barbra was very jealous of Maryum’s artwork. At Christmas time Maryum made enough cards for everyone in the pod and let people pick the one they wanted from the dining table. Everyone loved them except Tami and Barbra who would not even take one. Jaime says they were jealous of Maryum.
Jaime was jealous of the camera time Maryum was getting, it seemed. When Barbra noticed the cameras spent a lot of time on Maryum’s tutoring sessions with her, Jaime signed up for GED classes and went to the classes and asked her bunky Amy to tutor her. Barbra has a college degree.
There is a really interesting story about how Barbra moved into Tami’s room and they kicked Lola out of the room and took her bed because it was the best one in the pod. You could lay on that bed and watch the TV in the social room. They were bullies. Maryum made sure that Lola had a place to sleep in her room.
Jaime links to this official 60 Days In video that seems to show how Lola was thrown out of her room
Jaime is out after serving six months. She has a job and seems to have learned her lesson and is trying to do better. She says she reads the arrest reports in the paper and in one night she saw 15 girls who were in jail at the same time have already been rearrested. They were not necessarily all in the fake F-Pod on the show.
Jaime can’t say enough nice things about Maryum. She says she was very kind and genuine to everyone. Jaime has found out about Tami and Barbra and Robert’s past filming experience and seems to think that they were just playing a role in there and being fake.
I can’t wait to hear Jaime’s thoughts on the reunion!