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Yuma County Jail

200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 782-9871

Interview with Matthew, Michelle and Art

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Matthew: 2 weeks, good behavior, in Dorm #2
Michelle: i haven't been sentenced yet.
Art: 2.5 but got it down to 1 with credit for time server..originally i took probation but ended up doing my time

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Matthew: My most recent, I did not leave the holding cell. I was placed on suicide watch as I always am. 4 days in a cell by yourself with the lights always on is excruciating. You don't have any idea what time it is, and there is little to no sunlight whatsoever. It can really screw with your mind.
Michelle: i didn't spend time in a holding cell after sentencing because my case is still pending. but when being admitted they can have you going through processing for hours sometimes. and let me tell you aroung the time i got arrested it is freezing in there.
Art: Ya you sit shakled up waiting to be told what to do..its very stressful and embarassing...makes you stop and think for that brief min what did i get myself into


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