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Lackawanna County Prison

1371 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18509
Phone:(570) 963-6639

Interview with Zach and E

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Zach: 2yrs followed by 2 yrs probation I did the sip program
E: 24 months IP---never take an IP sentence bc if you get parole and violate they can re-sentence you for technical violations of supervision.

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?
Zach: You are always placed in a holding cell before sentencing or after does not matter as an inmate if u are not in the court room then u are in a holding sell after sentencing ur attorney comes and explains the details of your sentence
E: everyone does, they are below the courthouse--small and dirty. ask for bag lunch--last milk you will see for a bit.

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