For many people the idea of being in jail or prison is a frightening one. Being locked in a building, surrounded by armed guards and layers of razor wire can be daunting. But is it as bad as television, movies and the media want us to believe? The answer is both yes and no.
Statistics vary, but throughout America, it is believed that between eighty and ninety percent of people arrested choose a plea agreement with prosecutors rather than take their case to trial. Why is this, and what would happen if everyone exercised their constitutional right to a speedy trial by a jury of their peers?
The words jail and prison are generic terms for a place where someone is sentenced to serve time for a crime. What many people may not be aware of is that there are a number of different kinds of prisons that operate within the United States. This is pretty much essential, since you might not [...]
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