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Polk County Jail

1985 NE 51st Pl
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone:(515) 323-5400

Interview with Alan and Martin

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Alan: Time served plus 90 Days - Deferred Judgment
Martin: two years probation six months lose of licence

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?
Alan: yes. the holding cell was cold and lonely. it was a cold, windowless cell with one metal bunk a metal door with a small window. it had a stainless steal all in one toilet and sink.
Martin: yes they took me to what inmates refer to as the fishbowl i waited ther for four to six hours then down to property where they put you in a box of a cell till they discharge you

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