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Interview with Kyle and Lisa

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Kyle: I was arrested at my home and brought in for booking into Bolingbrook jail and then transferred to Joliet for sentencing, etc. I was finger printed and patted down, etc. I Had all my belongings taken away and then given a jump suit to wear. I didn't really have a pre-sentence time besides the few days prior to my actual sentence being handed down.
Lisa: Basically, you have video court near A pod (the women's pod). Then, you get your bond. Three weeks later you get your arraignment. It sucks because Will County really WILL keep you.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Kyle: Yes- I had actually called the cops prior to going in because my father and I had been fighting that night so when they came in the house my dad said that I had been drinking, etc. and that he no longer wanted me in the house. They came upstairs to talk to me and just cuffed me and frisked me, etc. It was horrible.
Lisa: No, I was found at a hotel I was running from a warrant.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Kyle: Scary. Very very scary. The day of your court date they take you from your cell and walk you downstairs into a dungeon like "Holding cell" where all of the inmates are supposed to sit until the court case comes up that morning. It is absolutely terrifying down there. What ever you do always watch your back.
Lisa: Which courtdate? They were all irritating. You have to go in the 'Rainbow Room' if you are a woman, at the courthouse - which is basically this trashed, ugly, hideous 1970s style room with the old-fashioned bars, no door on the toilet, half the time no toilet is awful. You are there all day, waiting for transport. It sucks.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Kyle: I had an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended license.
Lisa: I was charged with Identity Theft and convicted of the very same.

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