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Interview with Brad

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Brad: i spent 83 days in county jail until i was sentenced to 1-2 years in state prison.i was sentenced on june 1,2011.i was picked up and transferred to sci pittsburgh on june 7,2011 to begin the process of being screened to be sent to my "home prison" which was sci Fayette.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Brad: i was on probation for 6 years due to having comitted multiple counts of theft by deception.on march 11,2011 i took some narcotic pain killers i had bought off the street.the next morning my probation officer called me at my home and stated someone had called her and said i was taking illegal drugs and i was to come to her office to take a urine test.upon arrival at the probation office i gave a urine sample and it tested positive for opiates.then i was arrested for my seventh probation violation and put in lawrence county jail to await a court hearing to determine how much jail time i was going to get for my revocation.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Brad: at my revocation hearing i had a public defender.when my case was called i sat at the defendants table with him and across from us my probation officer sat with the assistant district the hearing proceeded my p.o. stated the facts of why she had revocating my probation.i had six probation cases and each for 1 year adding up to a total of 6 years of probation.she violated on each case and gave the recomendation that i be sent to state prison because it was my seventh time violating the terms of my probation and the judge agreed with her because that is usually the case when someones p.o. give a recommendation.almost always the judge will do what the probation officer wants.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Brad: my original charges were 6 counts of theft by deception.i was convicted on all counts and given 6 years probation originally.

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