JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Ellen: The wait to be housed is 48 hours in a dirty pod.
They transferred me from bed to bed with no
shower. Finally getting a bed and a shower Waking
up about 4:00 am to go to go to court to just go
down stairs and sit in a holding cell till about
6:00 am when the buses arrived.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Ellen: Yes actually one of the times I was arrested my
boy friend at the time called and told them where
I was. They came to check me out taking me into
custody. I have been in parole sweeps before for
other people being caught in it for warrants I
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Ellen: The holding cell was really cold and packed of
girls begging for more toilet paper. We all
shared the same toilet where there is a
sink/fountain for drinking water all connected.
It was horrible since I was pregnant at the time.
It was a very long day to the point I was sharing
a space on the hard concrete with 20 different
girls. waiting to either go back or be seen.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Ellen: probation violation and drug paraphernalia.