For most people, there are a lot of unknowns about getting arrested. Most people don’t know what exactly happens when someone is arrested, how to deal with bail, or what the difference between jail and prison is. Many people don’t even realize that there is a difference between jail and prison and use the two words interchangeably.
Both jails and prisons hold inmates for a set amount of time until their sentence is up. However, despite their similarities, jails and prisons are not the same thing. Jails are run by local counties and house inmates for short periods. These facilities are often smaller and provide fewer services for the inmates than a prison might. Inmates in jail have either been found guilty of less serious crimes or they are still awaiting their trial.
Prisons, on the other hand, are larger facilities run by either the state or federal government. These facilities hold inmates anywhere from several years to life. Due to this fact, they provide more services for the inmates housed within. The inmates housed in these facilities have been found guilty of serious offenses.
When someone you know has been arrested and is awaiting trial, they are being held in jail. They can be released if you pay the bail, which will likely cost several thousands of dollars. Luckily, you can get a bail bond that only costs 10% of that amount by contacting Long Beach Bail Bonds.
Here at Long Beach Bail Bonds, we provide all of the following for our clients:
If you have questions about any part of the arrest and jail process, feel free to talk to one of our bail agents. All consultations are free. Our agents will happily answer your questions and get you set up with a bail bond that you can afford.