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Dona Ana County Jail

1850 Copper Loop
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 647-7600

Interview with Drew and Matt

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Drew: It was two years six months less one day on adult probation after serving 88 days incarceration.
Matt: 18 months of probation, with credit for time served.

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?
Drew: I didn't until the violations occured toward the summertime. Instead my lawyer worked out a deal with A man named John at the Diersen Charities a local halfway house/jail diversion program in the neighborhood
Matt: Yes, after I was sentenced I sat back down and waited for the officer to move us back to the cell. He moved 3 or 4 of us back where we waiting for quite a while to be transported back.

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