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Interview with Matt

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Matt: The Pre-sentencing is pretty much the same as when your sentenced. The only difference is if you have a more serious crime your a higher classifacation and you can't be placed in the dorms.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Matt: I was arrested during a traffic stop. I had a warrant issued for my arrest.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Matt: Your bused over there after being shackled. You arrive and your placed in holding cells. It's cold in the winter and sweltering in the summer. You have a metal toilet and sink and a wooden board to lay on. If your lucky toilet paper to lay your head on for a pillow. When your close to being called they put you in a hallway where you wait until your name is called. When it is you see the judge and go back to your holding cell until everyone is finished at court. Then they bus you bavck, unshackle you. Give you a bologna sandwich with a apple and a carton of milk and send you back to your tier.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Matt: Unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle criminal contempt

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