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Interview with Luis, Kelly, Todd, Anne, Robyn, Felicia, Cheryl, Tina, Shaylee and Marianna

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Luis: what pre-sentencing process? there was no pre- sentencing process.
Kelly: none
Todd: I was scared to death but knew that I was innocent....however, my fate did not rest in my hands, which made me worry.
Anne: well not much to know they do most of the court process with out me there in court.
Robyn: I was arrested on an out of state warrant. i did not realize i even had the warrant. I spent almost 22 hours in a holding cell with about 15 other women being "booked" in. No one would tell me anything except the officer that arrested me and he was very nice and professional and told me of the possibility that I might be extradited to another state.
Felicia: I went to jail for grand larceny stolen merchandise over 1200 from a retailer. Which is a felony i was bonded out of jail through an or bond and had to check in every monday if i get into any trouble i would have to do 5 yeaes in prison without good behavior

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Luis: No I didnt have any police stop by my house for questioning.
Kelly: no
Cheryl: No
Tina: No they came by my house looking for someone else and then found out that I had a warrant for my arrest and took me into Cleveland County and helo me for Oklahoma County
Shaylee: Each time i was arrested it was while i comitted the crime
Todd: no
Marianna: I was picked up at home. unpaid traffic fines.
Anne: I was in the back seat of my car, have a driver due to a brain tumor. We pulled up to my cousin house whom was on bond and I was the co signer was there to remind him of court next day. No sooner than driver got out to open my door. Cops come running out of his house with guns and shouting dont move. I didnt they were very aggressive and mean. I had in my possisson cds and a weed pips in my car. They pulled me out and told me if i helped them find my cousin I wouldnt go to jail. That they wouldnt even look in my car. That was a lie,
Robyn: I was speeding and the officer found out I had an out of state warrant. This happened about eight at night and it took about 45 minutes for the officer to get the order to arrest me and take me to the County Jail.
Felicia: No me and another person was at walmart We thought we could get away for stealing but they was watching us. As soon as we walked outside two police officers grabbed us talked alot of noise to us and made us feel lyke we was nothing then they took us to jail

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Luis: My court appearance consisted of me being handcuffed to another inmate and about 25 of us all went to court together and were all seated together and the judged called out our names one at a time and as we were called up we got to meet for the first time our court appointed atternies who proceeded to tell us to cop a plea deal. Sign the paperwork and go back to our cell.
Kelly: havent gone yet
Cheryl: I was really nervous about it but it was over quite fast really.
Tina: Do not have my court hearing until January 25 of 2010
Shaylee: Court was fine. The problem was waiting to get there
Todd: Awful, as always!
Marianna: standing room only, very crowded. average 3 to 4 hrs. wait to see the judge for time to pay
Anne: It was quick once i bonded out and got a real lawyer the public defenders are a joke there. I had to pass drug test and was sentenced to 12 weekends in jail and community sentencing. Among classes Thinking for a Change and a Chance to Change which I completed them all. I am on probation and have fines to pay still.
Robyn: I never went to court because my husband paid the fine in the state that issued the warrant.
Felicia: It was scary because you dont have a clue on what the judge would say or the amount of time youll have to serve. If your late its a 50 dollar fine or 24hrs in jail once your name is called everybody lookong at you never know the outcome will b

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Shaylee: Poss. Of firearm afc.
Todd: Original charges-Domestic Violence; ABII Convicted of: Nothing
Marianna: failure to pay full attention, no state DL
Anne: Possission of cds and weed
Robyn: It was for an unpaid check in another state. I was only told I was being held for extradition which could have taken 10 to 12 days for the Marshall service to come get me. Most of the information I received was from the arresting officer. Once I was taken into the County facility, I was not told anything.
Felicia: Grand larceny for items adding up to 1200

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