Friday, May 31, 2019

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Damon PerezMrs. Mcgillivray8th GradeScience18 December 2013Incarceration is the movement of being sent to prison. The top 10 reasons pile are sent to prison are larceny, drug possession, public intoxication, fraud, theft, aggravated assault, armed robbery, DUI, homicide, and rape. Women are 20% of people arrested. About 15% of people that are arrested are released within 4 hours or less - and about 66% are released within 48 hours. Some people that are arrested are released on bond - 46%. Some people who are arrested are charged with felonies - 25%, the other people were charged with misdemeanor offenses - 75%. There are differences between prison, jail, and jejune detention. Prisons are operated by state governments and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). They are designed to make water individuals convicted of crimes. People serving long sentences (over a year) go to prison. Jails are most often run by sheriffs and/or local governments. They are designed to see indiv iduals awaiting trial or are serving short sentences. People serving short sentences (a year or under) go to jail. A youth detention center, similarly known as a juvenile detention center or, known as juvie, is a secure residential facility for young people. They are called juvenile delinquents. They are waiting court hearings and/or placement in long-term care.(www.BOP.org)There are approximately 1494 prisons in the United States. Jail is where people perform time for the bad stuff they did, a place where a person convicted of a crime is detained. Prison is a place for those convicted of serious crimes. Felony charges are much serious crimes that carry much higher jail time. Misdemeanor charges are still serious crimes just not as dangerous nor se... ...y will plan a hearing to think about the sentence at a later date. In most felony cases the judge waits for the results of a presentence report, prepared by the courts probation office, beforehand making the sentence. If t he defendant pleads not guilty, the judge will proceed to schedule a trial. People charged do not have to prove their innocence. Instead, the government must provide evidence to convince the jury of the persons guilt. The level of proof in a criminal trial is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, which means the evidence must be so strong that there is no logical doubt that the person charged connected the crime. (http//www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/UnderstandingtheFederalCourts/HowCourtsWork/CriminalCases.aspx)Works Citedwww.fbi.govwww.uscourts.govwww.fedstats.govwww.state.govwww.zellislaw.comwww.avvo.comwww.wisegeek.com

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