Criminal Justice Degrees Guide

A Day in the Life of a Prisoner

Even though we consider this to be the "Land of the Free," the United States actually has 25% of the entire world’s prison population. Whether you want to devote your career to fighting crime or you are just a regular citizen getting called up for jury duty, it’s important to know what kind of fate awaits a prisoner after he’s had his day in court.

Most people get their facts about prison from movies: but given the huge number of people behind bars, our team of researchers set out to discover what exactly happens in prison. And the results were surprising. Below are some essential prison facts that every American should know.

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