Jail vs. Prison: What's the Difference?

Jail vs. Prison: What's the Difference?

"Jail" and "prison" are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between these two terms. Learn what it means if someone has been in jail versus in prison.

7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

7 Legal Terms Every American Should Know

Statistically speaking, most Americans end up in a courtroom at some point during their lives. Even if you’re not among the nearly 80 million individuals in the FBI’s criminal database, you may have to appear before a judge for traffic violations, divorce and child custody matters, non-payment of debts, and other civil lawsuits – or at the very least, you’ll be called to serve on a jury.