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Interview with Burt, Daniel, David and Donald

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Burt: I was sentenced to 180 days.
Daniel: My first sentence was 15 months state jail, then 3 years TDC, then 6 months county time, then lastly 8 months state jail.
David: 3 years.
Donald: 45 days in jail /

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?
Burt: Yes, in a holding with a group of inmates waiting to be taken back to Del Valle. It was okay, not too bad everyone was talking about their cases. some were mad and banging fists on wall. but i knew what i have done was wrong so when i got my sentencing i was prepared.
Daniel: Um, just like 1 month each sentence while waiting to be transferred to another facility. It was much better waiting to be transferred after sentencing than on waiting for the court to make a decision. I guess cause there's no more questioning of what's going to happen, I knew when I would be getting out.
David: Didn't spend any time in a holding cell. The lawyer pretty much walked me in. After my trial I had two months before I had to report for jail time. I checked myself in.
Donald: Yes I spent time in a holding cell after sentencing. It was very over crowded and they had too many of us in that one cell. And was hard to hear your name being called.

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