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Tina: 2009, 10 weekends. 2011, 3 months.
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?
Tina: I spent so much time in holding cells it was unbelievable. Usually cold, no toilet paper. There was no soap to wash your hands anywhere. Rarely looked in on. Smelly. It was just concrete.
Located in the seventh most populated county in Maryland it is no surprise that the Harford County Detention Center stays busy. A recent expansion of the facility allows almost 800 inmates to be housed at any given time.
As opposed to a prison which houses inmates for long-term stays the Detention Center, like most county jails in the US, houses inmates waiting for trial or serving sentences of eighteen months or less. Many inmates serving sentences in HCDC have been convicted of misdemeanors but felons can also be housed there (again, provided they are sentenced to less than eighteen months).
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