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Interview with Erik

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Erik: One of my close friends died of an overdose. Me and some of my friends got charged with his death.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Erik: I wasn't there when my friend died, I was just there at the time he was doing the drugs. About a month after his death, some cops came to my house and arrested me on the spot. I sat in Winnebago Jail for 3 days and then they took me to Rock County.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Erik: I sat for 3-4 months in jail and went to court several times, waiting to find out what my sentence would be. The first couple times in court they didn't have any answers. The last time I was offered 11 months in rock county jail, and having to do a drug program. They let me out for about a month. I had to come back to court, and they took me to jail right from court. I didn't get to say goodbye to my family or nothing.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Erik: I was charged with first degree reckless homicide. The charges were dropped to manufacturing and delivery of heroin and that is what I was convicted of.

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