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Tent City Jail

2939 W. Durango Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Phone: (602)876-5551

Interview with Bruce, Jen, Crystal, Allison and Deanne

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Bruce: Six months in Tent City with work release privelidges to go to work during the day, during the week. I was released from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday
Jen: I received the maximum for MCSO, 365 days
Crystal: 45 days in tent city total for both DUIs
Allison: 2 years prob 3 mounths jail
Deanne: 10 days, with work release and I was able to schedule when I would like to do it.

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?
Bruce: I was in two different holding cells. One right after sentencing that I was alone in for about 4 hours and another with about 20 guys for about 6 hours...both rooms were about 8 feet wide by about 20 feet long with a stone bench to sit on.
Jen: I spent hours in a holding cell, this is where all your person belongings are taken and you are changed out of your civilian clothes into jail clothes, at this time anything about you is not stripped away
Crystal: After sentencing I had to work with a clerk and pick a date to report to sent city. I had to pick date within a certain timeframe to report. I believe I picked about a week after I was sentenced to report to TC. When I did report to TC they did keep us in a holding cell for about 5 hours and I was with about 5 other women. They did actually bring us some food at the beginning.
Allison: Yes I was in a holding cell n it stunk like arm pit and it wasreally cold but u could not even walk so many girls could barley move around
Deanne: When I was arrested, I was taken to the Scottsdale Police Station (90th street and Via Linda) in which I was put into a holding cell until they finished there paperwork. Although this was the night of my arrest, not after sentencing. I also spent time n a holding cell, when I check-in at the Maricopa Tent City jail to start my 10 day sentencing.

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