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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 05/02/06
    Patti from TN said:
    The laws have changed in the juvenile system. Children 15 years or older can be tried as adults for certain crimes. I personally know of a child in the secure facility my son is in. That hasn't even committed a crime. He is there for truancy and running away.My son has been there 3 months for stealing at school and running away. I think he has already learned his lesson. I know of adults that have been caught with drugs and served 45 days in jail. Something isn't right. somewhere. I do think murders and sex offender's and drug offenders should b
    On 05/02/06
    Patti from TN said:
    I think the issue is not why did she have a gun or why she was at a club. The issue is why is she is prison for that amount of time for what I see as self defence. If she hadn't of had a gun to scare them off. She may have very easily been killed by three girls or beat nearly to death.I would suggest get a lawyer and fight. Try to at least get placed back in a juvenile facility. You are to young for prison. Appeal everything you can. Speak with the lawyer in prison. If you can't get out of this at least get in a juvenile facility. My son is 15 and in a secure facility now.His crime misdemeanor
    On 04/20/06
    Aj from Othr said:
    Why did you have a gun? I'm from Canada and in Canada the law requires you to have a permit to carry a gun. Anyway I don't have a gun and if I did have one I don't think I would use it on someone. I would be scared to go to jail for 22 half years. Good luck
    On 03/27/06
    BOB from CA said:
    Why'd she have a gun anyways?
    On 03/22/06
    rodney from AZ said:
    You are not that smart. pulling out a gun on someone, loaded or not. what if they had a gun and shot you!
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