Yes and it can make all the difference in how you serve your time.

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For people on the outside, there likely isn’t much distinction in mind when it comes to the difference between jail and prison. The terms are often used interchangeably. But when you’re facing either, it does matter which is which and where you’ll spend your time.

It’s not just a case…

There are a lot of factors involved, but it’s not like you see on TV.

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I use the terms jail and prison somewhat interchangeably within my articles/headlines, but they are two wholly separate places. Jail is local, typically referred to as county and made for sentences less than a year or holding before trial, while prison is state or federal, made for long term sentences…

You have to weigh the pros and cons and there are quite a few.

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There’s a prison within a prison known collectively as Protective Custody. Depending on the facility, it could also be called the SHU, the hole, or solitary confinement — but they all refer to one place, administrative segregation (AdSeg) or Protective Custody (PC).

The specific name depends on the facility, but…

DUI offenders in North Carolina can be forced to serve extensive time in county jails instead of prison.

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Getting multiple DUIs in the state of North Carolina can cost you your freedom, but in ways you may not imagine. DUI laws in this state are not subject to the newer structured sentencing North Carolina put in place back in 1994. The State’s structured sentencing laws went into effect…

I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.

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Prison overcrowding is one of the key contributing factors to poor prison conditions around the world. It is also arguably the biggest single problem facing prison systems and its consequences can at worst be life-threatening and at best prevent prisons from fulfilling their proper function.

Overcrowding is a consequence of…

When a prison has been your home your entire adulthood, being freed doesn’t sound like a good thing.

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These walls are funny. First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em. Nuff time passes, you get so you depend on ’em. That’s institutionalized. — Red, The Shawshank Redemption

One of the first people I met when I was transferred to this facility is a man named Tony…

Damian Delune

Currently incarcerated. Words are mine, Demeter Delune pens them. I write about what prison is really like and the effect it has on families

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