Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hard time in prison

Imagine this environment for life.

A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Prisons are conventionally institutions which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.

In popular parlance of many countries, the terms jail or gaol are considered synonymous with prison, although legally these are often distinct institutions: typically jails are intended to hold persons awaiting trials or serving sentences of less than one year, whereas prisons hosts prisoners serving longer sentences...

1 comment:

sbackl said...

They may be "deprived of a range of personal freedoms" but in many cases they have access to more luxuries than some people outside in the world, they have tv, dvd and even magazines such as horse and rider, these are supposed to be places where people pay for their crimes but with all the human rights activists, it is not a viable deterent to breaking the law.