I’m from Kansas City originally.  I’ve been in Olathe for six years.  I’ve been in here for 3 months.  I’m here for aggravated robbery with a gun.  I got a gun from a friend for $200.  It was a .22 with a full clip.  Beretta.  I’m going to an adult prison for 28 months.  I caught two thefts.  This is the first major felony that I got.  There was supposed to be a jury trial but I fled from house arrest.  Me and a few friends were walking.  There was a car with the keys in it running and it was cold out so we took it.  We didn’t want to walk.  A few of my friends wanted to blow the car up so we did.  I got Arson and auto theft…That’s level 7 and level 9…..and an aggravated robbery-that’s level 3.

Me and a few friends were walking.  There was a car with the keys in it running and it was cold out so we took it.  We didn’t want to walk.  A few of my friends wanted to blow the car up so we did.

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I turned myself in because my Mom was having a baby and I didn’t want to put stress on her.  I don’t know where my Dad is—

I’m not gang affiliated.  I mainly just smoke weed and drink alcohol.  One of my brothers is in a group home—another is in prison.  He caught an aggravated assault.  The other caught auto theft and arson.  He escaped from work release—so he has prison time.  I have four little sisters.  I dropped out of school junior year.  I work on my GED prep here.  My Mom visits me here…every week.  I turned myself in because my Mom was having a baby and I didn’t want to put stress on her.  I don’t know where my Dad is—we don’t have a relationship.  My step dad sells cars.  I was here six months the time before this.  When I am not in here I normally worked at a tee-shirt printer or at my step Dad’s car lot.  I’m ready to go to county.  It’s too boring here.

K.C., age 17

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