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Interview with Juan, Bill and Brian

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Juan: I was brought in by the officer who arrested me who was met by a corrections officer. I was taken into a small room and sat down in a chair where they asked me basic questions like my name and address, and also things like if I was in a gang, was addicted to drugs, suicidal, etc. They patted me down, took my shoes and socks, gave me these paper slippers, took off my handcuffs, and put me a small cell with four other guys. About an hour later a guard came to get me to take mugshots and my fingerprints with an electronic machine, then took me back to the same cell. I got arrested at night (around 3) so I had to wait a few hours before I could bail out. In the morning, every half hour or so a guard would come and call a name. When it was my turn, they took me to a window in front of a magistrate, where I was handcuffed to the wall and the magistrate explained my charges and bail. I was given a paper with my charges and court date and released on my own recognizance.
Bill: After I was sentenced I was led downstairs to the holding rank and waited to get transported to tge jail. Once there I recieved a jumpsuit bed matress toothebrush bible and instructions on how I would live my life for 107 days. All in all it was a terrible exp.
Brian: my bond was 7500 for vop and theft under 500. i hate going to cpu because the process is so long. 4 hours to get booked to be in jail its like the moter vechile process. they should fix that and make it a little better. I will never go back to jail

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Bill: I turned myself in on a warrant for a v o p that was 6 mos old and I bailed out then went to court abut 1 month later where I was found guilty and sentenced to do 4 montgs in the m c c f in clarksburg md. Bad day.
Brian: no i was setup i was at karishma house and we had a protective order and then she called the police becuase things wasnt going his way. i just wanna be able to not think about jail anymore. they did not question just lokced me up and i had to do my time

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Juan: I pleaded guilty and was given probation under a deal the public defender got with the DA.
Bill: Court was very unfair in the first place because I was convicted of a crime that I didnt commit. also the judge is very unfair he didn't give me the opportunity to get a lawyer or anything. he also told me they don't get preliminary hearings in district court which I found to be very upset her
Brian: court isnt bad the worst part about it is going from jail it stressful and makes you wonder why you even get in trouble. the judge the lawer proscutor its embarrasing. makes me wanna go in a corner and sleep. they wake you up at 430 a.m. for court and your stuck

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Juan: I was arrested for a DUI plus marijuana possession.
Bill: I was convicted of possession of marijuana
Brian: theft vop, proctective order. i was guilty of all

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