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Do letters from jail bear jail markings?

If an inmate in a Georgia county or state jail sends a letter, does it have jail markings? (If so, it would be difficult to apply for jobs, etc., without the recipient learning that the person is ...
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Federal prison and congressional testimony

Assume an individual has been convicted and sentenced for United States Federal crimes and is serving his sentence in the appropriate Federal prison. Then, he is subpoenaed to testify, under oath, ...
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Are civil ICE detainees unconstitutionally punished, if the conditions in ICE centers are more restrictive(punitive) than maximum security prison?

Jurisdiction: Texas Facts: Juan Martinez at 19 years of age pleaded guilty to distribution of undisclosed controlled substance in exchange for 5 years of probation.( Lets say violation of Texas ...
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Determining a serial felon's status

Some time ago, the Seattle School District hired a man who had been convicted of child rape, kidnapping and murder and put him in charge of a girl's locker room. He was fired after he raped a fourteen-...
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Compensation for custody awaiting trial resulting in acquittal?

I was accused of a crime and held in custody for 8 months then acquitted at court, I missed the first 8 months of my only child's life, and lost both my job and my partner. Could I be entitled to ...
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If you are fifty years old, and you were sentenced to a hundred years in prison, what's the use of that when you will most likely die before then? [closed]

I read about a few sentencings where the judge had sentenced a criminal to a ridiculously long sentence. I read a news article a few years ago in which a judge said that this criminal would be ...
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Inmates and inheritances

Someone dies and an indigent prison inmate is one of the heirs. The state has a statute that allows (or may even require) recovery of prison-related expenses (medical or otherwise) when the prisoner ...
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Why don't prisoners go through rigorous life transforming training in prisons? [closed]

A prisoner can be forced to learn and train on what they are naturally/ philosophically opposed to. For instance, in general, prisoners can be taught army-style discipline training, and forced to ...
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What is the penalty for not complying with a quarantine order?

According to the CDC, in most US states, breaking a quarantine order is a criminal misdemeanor. If someone broke a quarantine order, what would be done? Since the person is still contagious, would ...
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What rights do inmates have during natural disasters?

The water level behind Oroville Dam, CA, recently went way up due to heavy rain, and the rarely used "emergency spillway" was used for the first time in the dam's 50+ year life. It sustained ...
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What is Hans Reiser's earliest release date?

This question is about Hans Reiser, a well known software developer who murdered his wife and is currently serving his prison term for that. His case has drawn significant media attention, mainly ...
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Is it possible to end up in prison due to failure to appear in court for a civil matter?

This is a question about the law in USA, and is regarding civil cases. This question is only regarding cases where a civilian, or a non-governmental organization, has sued another civilian. With this ...
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Is it commonly legal to permit life-sentenced mass murderers to procreate?

Swedish news reports that a convicted mass-murderer who is serving a life sentence has during his time in prison become a father of 3 or 4 new children. Is that a common practice? It surprises me ...
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Standards and obligations for care during incarceration

In order to tease out the nuances of this question I'm going to pose an extreme hypothetical: A very successful performer leads a lavish lifestyle. He only wears clothes of fine cashmere, his diet ...
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Is escaping prison a crime?

Is it actually illegal to escape from a prison or will it just have effect on increased sentence in practice? I heard something that in Sweden where I live it is not illegal to escape, but is that no ...
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If you escaped from prison for a crime you did not commit, would you still serve the increased sentence once exonerated?

For example: you were convicted of murder and escaped and were then sentenced to years on top of your original sentence, but you were later exonerated of the crime of murder; would you still have to ...