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Hoover City Jail

100 Municipal Lane
Hoover, AL 35216

Interview with Rhea

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Rhea: I was sentended to 15 days in the city jail, but I had a previous charge of theft of property for which I hadnt gone to court on, so I was sentenced to 30 days in Hoover city 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?
Rhea: I spent a few days in holding. I didnt have anybody to bond me out, so typically I would've gone straight back to population, but when I came in I was addicted to heroin, so I began going through withdrawals about 12 hours after I was arrested so I was kept in holding for several days, then I was moved to the "medical unit" which was more like isolation.

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