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  • I'm Ernest. I'm 15 years old and have never been in any trouble before. But now...
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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 10/06/08
    Skyler from LA said:
    Omg that is sme serious stuff. That is messed up, the gun was not even loade3d If anything it should have been self defense. I feel sos sorry for you.
    On 09/30/08
    Allysa from AK said:
    thats a very sad way too spend you life
    On 09/19/08
    danya from AZ said:
    thats so sad to hear but good luck!!!
    On 09/10/08
    KRISTI from AZ said:
    she is 15.Where are the parents? she is underage and they should be held somewhat accountable. Behavior is learned,there were probably warning signs an adult choose to ignore. I feel bad you had to learn this hard, I am sure there are more underlying issues.Parents/Guardians need to be held responsible. There are some adults that shouldnt even have kids they ae just keeping the crazy cycle going.
    On 08/31/08
    Kelly from AZ said:
    as a 15 year old, you dont belong in an after ages club to begin with. and you NEVER EVER point a gun at someone. loaded or not, it doesnt matter. i wouldnt have blamed the other "mean" girls for pulling a gun out and shooting you. now THAT, would be self defense.
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