Photography Trip to the Bartow Jail
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I had a rental car with great gas mileage, so I decided to drive 20 minutes to Bartow in Polk County, Florida to photograph the court and jail. It turned out they were not at all knowledgeable and ended up detaining me for a while while attempting to ID me and intimidate me. After holding strong and not giving my name or ID, they stalked me once they let me go. I then started filming again and I was pulled over for using an electronic device, by the same officer that had first arrived at the jail where I was photographing within 10 blocks.
I now have a court date so it will be kept updated.