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Interview with Leo

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Leo: Locked up in a pod with approximately 70 other men. When your court date comes you are chained to all other men with the same court date. We walk under ground in a tunnel to the court house. It was very poor treatment and tied together like animals on a chain.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Leo: I got stopped in a DUI situation and fled from the stop. I was pursued and hit two police cars in the process. Nobody was hurt. I was an alcoholic and extremely depressed. I was very fortunate not to get hurt. When I finally was stopped I exited the car pointing a bottle at the ploice like it wa s weapon.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Leo: On court days once the group arrived to the holding cells under the court house we all were crammed into very small cells and left to sit on a dirty floor sitting on top of one another fighting for the food that was given to us. Sometimes you would sit on the ground next to a toilet for hours after hours.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Leo: Original charges were four class 6 assualts, 4 class 6 endangerments, 2 class 6 criminal damage, one class 4 DUI convicted of 4 class 2 aggravated assualts

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