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Interview with Melanie

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Melanie: It was awful since I couldn't afford to get out I had to get booked in then wait for room in some facilities but going to court was awful when we walked by people in our orange (usually) and hand cuffs you would of thought we had raped and killed 20 people they would stop and walk as far away from us as possible like they were scared it was embarrassing. I had to wait in there for 2 weeks but when I went back just to get out even if I did it or not I would take the charge just to get out

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Melanie: well from what I can remember from it I was drunk and on drugs and I was fighting of course and went to jail I got pepper sprayed and tried to also kick out the cruiser back passenger glass...shew so glad I didn't but it is a bit foggy because of all the drugs

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Melanie: it was small, but a lot of people is about all I remember about that one but as far as the judge he was old and mean as can be I couldn't wait to get out from in front of him and the prosecutor it was scary a lot of other people had cell phones ringing that the bailiff had to take

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Melanie: I am pretty sure it was just an AI and resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and I was charged with them all

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