JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process: Darcy: I was arrested and booked into the Lompoc Jail,
after becomming really sick and being taken to
the hospital emergency room I was transported to
Santa Barbara County Jail. I was put in a
holding tank for about 4 hours, with 20 other
women, the room was filthy, no toilet paper, and
the toilet and sink area was filthy as well.
Finally I was taken to the housing unit they
housed me in, there were women sleeping on the
floor because they were over booked, and I did
not get to appear in court for my sentencing for
two more weeks.
JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested. Darcy: No, I was detained in a store by undercover
police and was picked up there by police
officers, this was on my last arrest. There was
another time I was accused of shop lifting a
police officer harrassed me by phone and banged
on my door with out identifying himself.
JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall. Darcy: They take you out in court in shackles and
cuffs, you sit in the jury box. In the court I
go to the district attorney is arrougant and
rude. He takes into account nothing about your
story or who it affects. You don't get to speak
freely to the judge either.
JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of? Darcy: My original charge was embezzelment in 2006, I
was then violated several times on probation and
then picked up on shoplifting charges were I
maxed out my time to get off probation.