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    Hi, I'm Jay. That's not my real name because the law prevents me from using my real name since I'm locked up in detention at the South East Facility. Let me tell you what got me here. It wasn't really one thing that I did. It was more like a bunch of things over a couple of years that I did that finally got me locked up in detention. See the penalties for breaking the law increase each time you break the law, and the judge always considers your past record in court. So it started when I was in Junior High. I started hanging with some friends who would get into a lot of trouble. Each of us was not really a trouble maker when we were on our own, but we'd do dumb things when we were together. So I was arrested for drug possession, smoking, truancy, vandalism over the period of 2 years, and each time I was released to my parents and put on Probation. On my last probation though one of my friends and I took a neighbor's Cadillac. We didn't really steal it, but we just wanted to take it on a joyride, I mean we were bored and thought it would be cool to drive a Caddy. Well, the police started following us, and then we led them on a chase because we didn't want to get caught. When we finally pulled over, it was like something out of one of those car chase TV shows, we were surrounded by several police officers. That stunt was more than enough to get me put in detention. Now I'm waiting to see the judge again, and I don't think he will release me to my parents. And forget about driving ever again, I can guarantee you my license will be taken away. So as part of my class here in detention, they've asked me to give you a tour of the juvenile detention facility. Click here to see what it's like in detention.


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    On 07/11/08
    from AL said:
    I thought that the parents get arrested for truant juvenilles...
    On 03/10/08
    chloe from PA said:

    i'd hate to have clothes like that and a bed like that too. if i were there i would definitely try to be a red shirt. good luck.

    On 03/06/08
    angela from AZ said:
    i did the same thing except the whole stealing a car thing and i got off easy man im lucky they didnt take me in like they took you. im sorry your in there and now that i have a chance to start over, i am. im just sorry you and a lot of other people couldnt start over love, angie
    On 02/25/08
    AK from DE said:
    The law prevents you from telling people your name?
    On 02/15/08
    jake from AZ said:

    Judy, perhaps you didn't see the fact that they have a live recording of the story, it is real.

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