A Day in the Life of a Prisoner (Infographic)

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prison cell photo

As we’ve covered before on Donklephant, while the US justice system is one of the best in the world, it is not without flaws. Every once in a while someone gets wrongfully convicted. As John Adams famously said, “It is more important that innocence be protected than it is that guilt be punished”. But what of those who are convicted, and rightfully so, what fate awaits them?

Thanks to the folks at the Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, today we take a look at a day in the life of a typical prisoner along with some other interesting facts, such as:

  • What is the ratio of male to female prisoners?
  • What is the difference between private and public (government) correctional facilities?
  • What are the different types of inmates and how are they treated differently?

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