Families were often put together in a small space. Living in the camp was not easy. In the winter it was too cold and in the summer was too hot. Food was mass produced army-style grub. Interns knew if they tried to escape they would be shot. Adults could work for for very little money, about 12 dollars a month.
Being trapped inside barbed wire, people had to wait in line for usual every day things, like going to the bathroom or waiting for their meal. They had to wait in long lines for almost everything they did.
When Japs returned from camps, they still suffered prejudice. They were not allowed everywhere and it was hard for them to buy things. Though in 1988, the Senate agreed to compensate the survivors of the internment camps, offering $20,000 and an apology to each individual.