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Sentencing

Interview with Brad, Brit, Chuck, Ben and Carl

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Brad: 9months-23months with a year probation.
Brit: timed served
Chuck: plea deal called for time served at time of plea.
Ben: I was sentenced to a suspended 5 years with 5 years probation
Carl: My sentence was 10 days---I should have done 7 but did a week extra because the record dept screwed up the Judges order

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?
Brad: I was on a unit that had 16 bunk beds that had 3- beds each.There was 3 showers but rarely did all 3 showers work at the same time.The sewage drain would back up onto the unit and there was an infestation of flying bugs that would get in our ears and on our food.We didnt have any hot water from Aug.12,2008 until Nov.29,2008.Then after 37days of hot water it went out again until the end of Jan/2009.The food was serve cold frequently and the "air-conditioning" was very in effective.We refused the food for to meals until they promised to ensure that it would be served hot, but that only lasted a few days and then it was back to food being served cold.
Chuck: yes i did, but merely as part of the release process and was in a holding cell with others waiting to be released. if any part of the jail process could be considered pleasant i would say this part was, as the others were more concerned about what their first real meal in a long time was going to be or what fresh new sneakers they wanted to get or dying to get to the nearest bodega for a pack of smokes. their attention was not on me except to ask those same questions.
Ben: No I didn't spend any time in a holding cell after sentencing. I was already out on bail and only received probation so I went home after the judge sentenced me.
Carl: Was processed through quite quickly

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