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13 Peter Behr Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 499-7316

Interview with nelson and Amy

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
nelson: 2 weeks.
Amy: 40 months prison 6 months county 46 months total to be done at half time in Marin County Jail making it 23 month with 12 months of that to be done on an AB109 parole term monitored by my parole officer out of custody and doing an out patient program. I did 5 in and got credit for the 6 month I did on parole on anklet. So I did 5 in on a 46 month term and am doing the rest now out of custody until March a year from my release date

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?
nelson: no.
Amy: Yes holding cell one time I was left there for 7 hours and they brought me a bag lunch. The toilet is in full exposure for everyone walking by to the court rooms to view. They are dirty, there are only hard wooden benches and you have to be very quiet as to not disturb the court rooms. It is horrible but the deputies who are holding you there are very decent people and they do try and get you back quickly to your pod, it's just some days there are so many people having court they must hold you a long while.

What can I expect at the Marin County Jail?

In the United States, approximately 1 in every 140 people has spent time in jail or prison. Even more people know of at least one person who has gone through the same experience, and while it can be disconcerting, there is plenty of information available to help future inmates and their loved ones know exactly what to expect.

As a result, this site contains information gleaned from interviews with former inmates themselves. We have gone to great lengths to contact the most recently released individuals with the most experience within Marin County Jails walls.

Here you can learn from multiple primary sources just what to expect from almost every aspect of jail life: from living arrangements, to food, to good behavior and visitation policies.

Hopefully the information you find will shed some light on what can be a dim experience.

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