Breaking Down the Different Types of Prisons in America

The criminal justice system has always caught your interest. Every time you watch a TV crime or courtroom drama, you can’t help but wonder what happens after the judge gives the final verdict. Where do convicted offenders end up? Is prison really like how it’s portrayed on TV?

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