Do You Know the Differences Between Jail and Prison?

Do You Know the Differences Between Jail and Prison?

People have a lot of questions about the arrest process. One thing that people often wonder about is what the differences between jails and prisons might be. After all, most people use the two terms interchangeably. However, there is a distinct difference between jails and prisons.

Jails are typically smaller facilities that house inmates for shorter periods. Inmates are often only in jail for around a year, though they can be there for up to 3 years. Due to their smaller size and shorter incarceration periods, jails have less to offer inmates than prisons do. Lastly, jails are run by counties.

Prisons, on the other hand, are larger facilities and house many more inmates than jails do. Inmates are in jail for very long periods ranging from 5 years to life. Since they hold more inmates for longer periods, prisons provide more facilities. Prisons are run by the state or federal government.

When a person is arrested and awaiting their day in court, they will be held in jail. They will stay there until their trial is over, or until their bail has been posted. The easiest way to post bail in California is by contacting Barstow Bail Bonds. We provide all of the following for our clients:

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If you have questions about jail, bail, or arrests, just contact Barstow Bail Bonds. Our bail agents are always ready and waiting to answer questions. Once all of your questions have been answered, our bail agents will be more than happy to help you rescue your friend or family member from jail.

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