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Cache County Jail
1225 Valley View Dr # 200
Chuck: My original plea agreement was for 30 days but when I was in court for sentencing the judge asked me if I had anything to say for myself. I assumed he wanted me to say that it was dumb and I regretted it. I had already said all of that in the paper the Utah probation officer had submitted to the court that he was holding so I didn't think there was anything to say. The judge told me that he didn't think I felt sorry so he added 5 days onto my sentence.
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?
Chuck: I was in the small holding cell next to the courtroom for about an hour. It was extremely boring and uncomfortable. The room was about 4 feet wide by 6 feet long with a concrete bench on one wall. I was handcuffed behind my back upon leaving the courtroom so I couldn't lean back or really sit comfortably. After court was over they moved everyone who was going to jail down to the larger holding cell in the basement where we sat/stood for another hour until the van got there. Once I got to the jail I was in booking for 2 hours or so until they put me in a holding cell. I spent the next 24 hours in a holding cell while they found a bunk for me inside of the actual cell blocks.
Cache County has been a fast-growing county in northern Utah. Although people might not immediately think of crime as being a big problem in such a conservative state, actually there is quite a bit of crime and the jail stays quite full.
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