Prisons vs. Jails

Prisons vs. Jails - Zak Murdock Prisons and jails share...

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Zak Murdock 12-4-06 Prisons and jails share many differences with one another. A prison, by definition, is a state or federal confinement facility that has custodial authority over adults sentenced to confinement. A jail, by definition, is a confinement facility administered by an agency of local government intended for adults as well as juveniles, which holds people detained pending adjudication or after adjudication, usually contains those who are sentenced to a year or less. Basically prisons are long-term confinement facilities, where as jails are short-term confinement facilities. State prison systems generally contain a prison for each high-risk offenders, non-high risk offenders, women, young adults, mentally ill persons, and nonviolent inmates. Prisons are a lot larger and of higher security then of what most jails are. Jails are locally operated short-term confinement facilities, which are smaller than most prisons, have the purpose for only holding those with less than a year sentencing, and those awaiting trials. Jails are considered somewhat
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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