Differences Between Jails And Prisons

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There are many differences between jails and prisons. One very common difference, is that convicts with a sentence of less than a year are housed in a jail. Also inmates can be housed in a jail while they wait to be transferred. If their prison sentence is longer, they will be housed in a prison. People in jail normally commit low-level offenses and in prison they are there for more serious crimes. In jails they also hold someone until their court date. Jails are ran by county sheriff’s departments and prisons are ran by the state, or BOP. Jails operate work release programs, boot camps, in order to address educational needs, substance abuse needs, and vocational needs while managing inmate behavior. The programs set up in jails are designed
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