For most people, there are a lot of unknowns about getting arrested. Most people don’t know what exactly happens when someone is arrested, how to deal with bail, or what the difference between jail and prison is. Many people don’t even realize that there is a difference between jail and prison and use the two words interchangeably.
Both jails and prisons hold inmates for a set amount of time until their sentence is up. However, despite their similarities, jails and prisons are not the same thing. Jails are run by local counties and house inmates for short periods. These facilities are often smaller and provide fewer services for the inmates than a prison might. Inmates in jail have either been found guilty of less serious crimes or they are still awaiting their trial.
Prisons, on the other hand, are larger facilities run by either the state or federal government. These facilities hold inmates anywhere from several years to life. Due to this fact, they provide more services for the inmates housed within. The inmates housed in these facilities have been found guilty of serious offenses.
When someone you know has been arrested and is awaiting trial in jail, they may be able to be released on bail. Carl’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield can help, our expert bail agents can assist you with finding out more information on your loved one’s bail. All we need is some basic information on the person who is in custody.
Here at Carl’s Bail Bonds in Bakersfield, we provide all of the following for our clients:
- 24/7 Bail bond service
- 20% Discount
- Phone approvals
- 0% Interest payment plans
- No hidden fees
- No collateral with working signer
- Se habla Español
If you have questions about any part of the arrest and jail process, feel free to talk to one of our bail agents. All consultations are free. Our agents will happily answer your questions and get you set up with a bail bond that you can afford.