Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 5 months ago

Federal Prison vs State?

Whats the main difference and is one worse than the other?

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  • 5 months ago

    Federal prisons are run by the Federal government and the people sent there have been convicted for breaking a federal law.

    State prisons are run by the State governments and the people sent there have been convicted for breaking a state law.

    Both run several different types of facilities. From low security camps, to high security prisons. Treatment in a low security camp is going be to far less harsh then in a high security prison.

    So you can not really compare them. A low security federal prison is going to be easier then a high security state prison. While a medium level prison in either is going to be about the same.

    One of the major issues with federal prisons is that they can ship you anywhere in the country. So you could be convicted in New York and jailed in California away from your family, friends, etc. While in a state prison you are usually held somewhere within a few hours of where you were convicted.

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  • 5 months ago

    I would think breaking Federal Laws would have harsher / longer prison sentences.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Federal sentences are typically harsher

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  • Rick
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    5 months ago

    which one you end up in depends on which law your broke:  break a state law, go to a state prison, break a federal law, go to a federal prison ................

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