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    Hi, my name is Cindy and I’m 15 years old. It’s my first day in jail, adult jail, and boy am I scared! I was at juvenile jail once and this isn’t anything like that place! I still can’t believe how fast all of this happened. One night I’m out dancing at an after hours club and wham, now I’m in prison for up to 22 1/2 years! I suppose you’d like to know how this happened. Well, I was leaving the after hours club when these three girls from the north side were messing with me. My friends had already left so I was alone. I pulled out my pistol which, by the way, wasn’t even loaded, and pointed it at them and told them to leave me alone. I didn’t mean anything by it. I wasn’t going to shoot them. I just wanted them to leave me alone. But I got arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (How deadly is a gun with no bullets I asked, but that didn’t mater) Anyway, I guess last July a new law makes it so that kids that get charged with certain crimes have to go to adult jail instead of juvenile jail.  Well, I’m one of them, on my way to adult prison at age 15. I won’t get out of jail until I’m almost 40 years old!"

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    On 05/22/09
    Mark from AZ said:
    This story is bogus. First, juveniles don't go to "adult jail." Anyone under 18 will not be housed with people over 18, in jail or in prison. And why are you in jail if you were sentenced to 22 1/2 years. You would be in prison. Second, nobody is going to give a 15 year old 22 1/2 years for that. Second Degree Murder (if you shot and killed one of those people) will get you about 22 years max. Finally, there is no internet access in jail. How could you even post this ridiculous story from jail. If you want to give kids a message, do it, but don't lie and make things up to do it.
    On 04/29/09
    Jilly from MS said:
    The story doesnt really sound legitimate. I've never once heard a 15 year old in this day and age use the phrase "boy, am I scared!" ...
    On 04/19/09
    Walter from NE said:
    should of known better... what happened to just saying stop bud
    On 01/07/09
    Shawn from FL said:
    Well the weapon IS deadly.. OMG that is so sad. How can they do that? 22 years! god. wish u the best of luck
    On 10/23/08
    from AL said:
    take a martial art. learn how to put sombody on the ground without killing them
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