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Interview with Ricardo, Lori, Carlos, Kirk, Tyler, Tami, Enrique and Anna

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Ricardo: Forty days plus court cost and fines to be served if unable to pay.
Lori: 2,000 restitution fees/1 year probation/100 hours community service and had to show good faith effort to complete the full sentence...
Carlos: Ive done up to 10.5 months
Kirk: Originally I got probation but I violated and took a 2 and a half year sentence
Tyler: 5 years but I only did 1 year in half way house and two years on the run
Tami: dwi drug court probation 1 year
Enrique: 160 days time served I had more days than that
Anna: six months for one and 160 days on another

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?
Ricardo: Yes inside of the county jail a large concrete room with a metal door. Several inmates go to court at once. This is a all day event and hot or cold depending on time of year.
Lori: I do not recall. Taken back to the original cell...nothing like solitary or separate. I remember being in a cage before i was transported to the El Paso County jail..I was arrested or kept on the Eastside Jail close to George Dieter...I think!
Carlos: You usually spend time in the tank. Holding cell is for processing
Kirk: Being as El Paso has 2 separate jails you have to wait in the holding cells downtown until the bus comes its very cold and crowded the jail is also plagued by mold
Tyler: I spend time in a holding cell that holds 8 inmates it was pretty bad because we didn't have any checkers or cards to play with, we also didn't have televisions in their like some other holding cells have.
Tami: after sentencing i was not sent to jail. i signed papers for probation and i was on my way. so they had let me go home and i wasnt in jail until i got a probation violation
Enrique: I had bailed out in Feb. My final court was not until June so i was already out of jail by the time i went to court. I did not go back in to custody.
Anna: Well you sit in a holding cell during court while everyone else finishes, then they take you back to the county jail. You remain there untill your sentence is complete or you are transfered to another facility.

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