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Interview with Mary

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Mary: Pre-sentencing is just the inmates in a small "viewing" room with the judge on a video call. The judge simply read the charges each inmate was being charged with and stated whether or not he found validation in the warrant or arrest. After that, I was taken back to the holding cell until it was time to be moved to regular population.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Mary: I was taken to the police station for questioning, but I was released after the questioning. A few months later, I was pulled over while driving. The police officer ran my identification and told me I had a warrant. I was immediately arrested then and taken to the county jail house.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Mary: We were all chained together to go to the court house. We walked from a holding cell into the court room with our hands and feet shackled. The worst part was not being able to raise your right hand when being sworn in because they were shackled to your feet.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Mary: I was charged & sentenced with 8 counts of grand theft and 5 counts of petit theft.

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