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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 08/01/06
    Greg from TX said:
    The sentence you received may sound harsh, but take into consideration that you said that you have been in juvenile hall before. The judge may have considered this when determining your sentence. In addition, you said that you are in prison for UP TO 22 1/2 years, which means you are probably eligible for parole. The situation is not as bad as it may seem.
    On 07/06/06
    Lauren from Othr said:
    Well what can you say? Your in Prison at the age of 15. I feel sorry for you but  you shouldnt have even been out at that time and had a gun!. I hope that you know you did wrong.I completly agree with the guy from CT, it was stupid. I dont think you should have got as long as you have.
    On 07/04/06
    no from NJ said:
    I've been to jail.
    On 07/01/06
    Cooper from CA said:
    hey, first off I just have to say that this just stinks..... this is a case where our legal system has failed miserably. You are perfectly in your rights to protect your self from a person that is messing with you. you would have even been in your rights to shoot them. looks like your proablem here was that you were using an unlicenced weapon. It really depends on how you got the weapon........ but you did nothing wrong and should not be in prison. I'm so sorry, you dont deserve this Peace Cooper
    On 06/25/06
    Akira from AZ said:
    What purpose does having a gun at a dance club serve? Dancing with a gun on you should have been quite uncomfortable. Secondly how did you get caught? Did the girls just come by and "mess" with you and some random passing cop saw you? "How deadly is a gun with no bullets" You could have beaten them over the head with the unloaded gun. And last I checked being hit with metal objects hurt. Lastly, I think you get what you deserve. If you want to go and hang out after curfew like an adult, then you should face the same consequences as one.
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