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  • I'm Ernest. I'm 15 years old and have never been in any trouble before. But now...
  • My name is Cindy. It's my first day in jail, adult jail, and boy am I scared!
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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 07/16/07
    Becky from AZ said:
    That stinks! 40 is way old to get out of jail and start your life over again.
    On 07/12/07
    Mica from FL said:
    But you still have your license, right?
    On 06/08/07
    Mattie from TN said:
    OMG!! Are you serious?? That is so bad.. if all you were really doing was pertecting yourself. I think you should have you case heard by a diffrent judge or something else should be done if what you say is true. Good luck with whatever you choose to do. But I sure wouldn`t sit in a jail cell and let my life get wasted..Try to do something else about it!!! God Bless you!!
    On 05/31/07
    mary from WY said:
    This young girl wasn't in the right to point a weapon at anyone else...what if they had had a loaded weapon...it sounds like you think that it's ok to threaten others with weapons...I feel sad for you ...but not because you are in jail, but because you have the mentality that violence solves violence. I live in a rural state, that has it's share of confrontational situations...but to threaten with a weapon has no excuses...loaded or not... 22 1/2 years sounds like a stiff sentence, but you have a previous record...you obviously see little wrong with threatening life... sorry no sympathy here
    On 05/17/07
    Cam from IN said:
    You're so cool, Cindy.
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