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Can You go to Prison for Assault

Can You go to Prison for Assault?

We’ve all been in situations where we’ve lost our temper. But sometimes, things can get out of hand, which can cause the law to get involved. If you have knowingly inflicted or attempted to inflict serious physical injury to someone, that’s considered assault. And if you get charged with the crime of assault, things can […]

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Why Inmates Join Prison Gangs

Why Inmates Join Prison Gangs?

The United States has between 1.5 million and 2 million people behind bars at any given moment, which means it incarcerates a larger proportion of its citizens than any other developed country in the world.  If you’ve never lived or worked inside a prison, you really don’t know what life is like on the inside. […]

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Can You go to Prison for Criminal Damage

Can You go to Prison for Criminal Damage?

I have written in the past about the mass incarceration problem in the United States. In my opinion, one of the reasons our prisons and jails are so crowded is because we lock people up for non-violent “crimes” that often have no victims.  The truth is, the 50 states that make up our great country […]

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Can You Sue Prison

Can You Sue Prison?

A common phrase I heard from the prison guards during my four years of incarceration was: “if you don’t like it, you shouldn’t have come to prison.” One of the white shirts (the guard in charge) used to say that line in response to every inmate complaint.  Sometimes, it was an appropriate response, but as […]

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Can You Get Life in Prison for Kidnapping

Can You Get Life in Prison for Kidnapping?

The crime of kidnapping is defined as the illegal act of taking a person and transporting them against their will with force, fear, and/or intimidation. The laws in the United States date back to the 1930s after the highly publicized Lindbergh baby kidnapping.  The Federal Kidnapping Act authorized the FBI to investigate kidnapping based on […]

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Can You go to Prison for Domestic Violence

Can You go to Prison for Domestic Violence?

If you are being abused by your partner, you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Domestic violence cases are a commonly misunderstood area of the law because of the stigma associated with the concept of abuse. Obviously, domestic violence is disgusting and those who are guilty of committing such a crime should […]

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What Kind of Labor do Prisons Make Inmates Perform

What Kind of Labor do Prisons Make Inmates Perform?

When you are sentenced to prison, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to be locked in a cell 24/7. Unless you have a super-violent history and are housed in a SuperMax, or maximum-security prison, chances are you will either be assigned to a work detail or required to attend classes.  When you are assigned […]

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Why Did Demi Burnett’s Mom go to Prison

Why Did Demi Burnett’s Mom go to Prison?

When Demi Burnett was trying to win Colton Underwood’s heart during season 23 of The Bachelor, she revealed that her mom – Tina Jean Jordan – had recently been released from prison after serving a sentence for embezzlement. But as it turns out, there’s a lot more to the story than that. Keep reading to […]

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Can You go to Prison for Not Paying Child Support

Can You go to Prison for Not Paying Child Support?

The purpose of child support is to provide for your child’s needs – housing, food, clothing, medical, extracurriculars, etc. – even though you are the non-custodial parent. It’s not a payment that you make in exchange for child care.  Most custodial parents rely on the child support payments from the non-custodial parents, but that doesn’t […]

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Why did Johnny Cash go to prison

Why Did Johnny Cash go to Prison?

Johnny Cash is one of the most famous outlaws in Country music history. Known for numerous hits like Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, A Boy Named Sue, One Piece At a Time, and Hurt, the “Man in Black” had a career that lasted nearly five decades.  When he died in […]

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