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Arapahoe County Jail

7375 S Potomac St
Centennial, CO 80112-4030
(720) 874-3500

Interview with Katrina, Rachel, Graham, Gordon, Marcus, Melissa and Andrea

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Katrina: 2 years county jail
Rachel: Year of probation
Graham: I was sentenced to 4 years prison.
Gordon: 9 years in CDOC with a 2 year mandatory Parole as a tail. For an 11 year calculation.
Marcus: 50 hours community service and time served.
Melissa: No sentence.
Andrea: No sentence, case was dismissed without merit, because it was a false warrant.

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?
Katrina: yes I did and it was very cold and they keep you handcuffed while your in there there sometimes in a toilet but never any toliet paper.
Rachel: Yes.it was trivling,stinky,filthy,not intented for humans.i wouldnt wish that pn my worst enemy
Graham: Yes I did. They pack you back into the same cell and they don't care if your hungry or not. they will ignore you even if you ask them for food.
Gordon: I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment. I went back to my cell assignment.
Marcus: I waited for everybody else to get sentinced for an hour or two then was brought back to jail where i waited in another holding cell fo 7 hours to get an n.c.i.c. ran and was then released
Melissa: The holding cells that I was in were for Booking on the way into the jail and while being held for transfer. The "BullPen" holding cell for transfer was freezing but cleaner, had a private bathroom. I was here in my own clothes for approximately 12 hours awaiting transfer. The booking holding cells are filthy, filled with ants, there was old food from days before littered around, the toilet is in the open, and they were overcrowded to the point of 15 girls laying sideways on the floor on filthy mats, tripping over each other if anyone had to move. The "Mats" are not issued to each inmate, so imagine the germs on those. You get ONE blanket. If you are lucky, they'll toss you a "Brown Bag' meal of a roll, mystery meat, and an orange. No drink.
Andrea: The holding cells in Arapahoe are filthy, crawling with ants and overstuffed. I was held in "The Bullpen" from 9pm - 4:30am while awaiting release, then in a TINY holding cell at the release area from 4:30am-11am until processed for release. These cells are disgusting, unclean, unfit for humans.

Arapahoe County is the third largest county in Colorado (by population) with over half a million people. It should come as no surprise then that it has one of the largest jail systems in the state.

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