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Interview with Kaylie, Reggie, Alfredo and Rosa

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Kaylie: I guess it was just the time I spent in the jail. I was arrested on a Friday and didn't get to see the judge until 1 o'clock on Monday. I was in the county jail the whole time.
Reggie: IO spent 3 1/2 years in jail waiting for trial
Alfredo: During my pre-sentencing process,I was hand cuffed to another prisoner and placed in a holding cell. After about 20 minutes I was brought to a two way television where I saw the district attorney the judge and some other person, who I thought was my lawyer but wasn't. After my charges were read to me the DA brought up the fact that I was prior military, after which she claimed that I would be a danger to the public if I were given a low bond so the bond was raised to keep me from signing myself out. I was then taken back to my cell.
Rosa: I was awaiting to go to court and had to sit there from July to Nov 2009. attorneys would never write or come see you and you could do nothing but sit and wait and the gaurds would tell you your court dates if you were lucky to get them to do that

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Kaylie: I was arrested for shoplifting milk. I also had a failure to appear charge I didn't know I had. I was arrested right there in the store.
Reggie: I was called on the phone and told somebody wanted to talk to me. When I got there I ws arrested
Alfredo: My crime was a misdemeanor larceny of a playstation 3. On September 27th 2013 the 6 police officers came to my residence at around 11:45. I didn't know they were there and I walked out on the front porch to smoke a cigarette, and all 6 officers were at the door with guns drawn. I was not read any miranda rights, I was just cuffed and shown a warrant with the wrong name on it and taken to process. While I was being processed the detective in charge asked me why I looked so angry, so I looked at him and shook my head and told him to finish processing me with out asking retarded questions. He got upset because as he asked more questions I ignored him so he added a felony charge of obtaining property under false pretense.
Rosa: i was pulled over for leaving a drug area and the cops pulled me over and searched me and they found nothing on me but took me downtown or a strip search and found emtpty baggies in my panties and that is what and how they charged me with it

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Kaylie: I was worried abot how long they were going to give me and whether I was going to be able to go back to work because I had a job at that time.
Reggie: A real stupid joke. At one point a witness got on the stand and admitted to committing the crime and was set free. A victum admitted that the only reason she said what she did was because her aunt told her to. The aunt also admitted that she told her neice to say something
Alfredo: I was bonded out so I still haven't been to court yet for my 2013 charge because my court date was pushed back several times while I was locked up from Oct 25, to Nov 8th, to November 27th which I missed because the prison guards said I wasn't on the roster so I got a failure to appear charge added, to December 20th and now Feb 7th 2014. But as for 2011 they pretty much did the same thing and then gave me time served after the minimal sentence is reached
Rosa: Court was fine but waiting to get into court took forever, if you an a inmate they are not concerned about putting off your court date. you had to sit in a old holding cell all day waiting with a old peanut butter and jelly sandwich tath was really old and nasty

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Kaylie: It was 3 counts of larceny and one count of failure to appear.
Reggie: I had 2 counts of 1st degree rape of a child and a bunch of other stuff. I was found "NOT GUILTY" on 7 charges and had 4 dismissed.
Alfredo: I can't remember all my charges from 2011 but I plead guilty just because the public defender said if I fought it I'd have to stay longer. But I know that was given misdemeanor and convicted the same. This years charges are misdemeanor larceny and felony obtaining property under false pretense. I've already done the minimum for the misdemeanor so more than likely the felony will be dropped because the victim is not pressing charges where trumped up so I'll only be convicted for the lesser because I've done enough to please the court.
Rosa: poss. of a controlled substance

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