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Might wanna watch your speed in Wyoming, partner...

So...what's with jail terms for speeding tickets in Wyoming? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Jun 8, 2008 - 20 answers

What happens if you go to jail with braces on your teeth?

What happens if you go to jail with braces on your teeth? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Mar 16, 2008 - 6 answers

I don't want to be the new fish!!

My Drivers License is expired. So are my car's tags. A lot. How do I renew both without getting arrested on the spot? [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Feb 24, 2008 - 26 answers

Getting jail time in california?

What would a person have to do in order to get a one year jail sentence in the California penal system. [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE on Feb 15, 2008 - 18 answers

A Novel Method of Escape

Has anyone ever escaped from jail or prison using this novel method, either in fiction or in real life? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jan 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Why the drop in incarceration for public order crimes?

According to these pages on the U.S. Bureau of Justice site, imprisonment for public order offenses suddenly fell by a third in 2002. Why?
posted by painquale on Jan 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Got an electrical outlet?

I have heard that prisoners will use a trick involving sticking a bit of metal in electrical outlets to get a spark in a rather Macgyver-esque process of lighting a cigarette. Is this more urban legend than reality. [more inside]
posted by gbinal on Dec 26, 2007 - 14 answers

What makes for good jail reading?

What books should I buy for someone in jail? [more inside]
posted by suki on Nov 4, 2007 - 35 answers

i'm going to jail (for 2 hours).

what fun, performance-related activities would you teach in a high-security prison? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Oct 22, 2007 - 12 answers

Please don't let this become Brokedown Palace

My fiance just got arrested in Malawi for an expired visa, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Oct 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Has anyone ever served a jail sentence for harassing a whale?

Has anyone ever done time in prison for harassing a whale? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jul 10, 2007 - 10 answers

Why is it so cold in jail?

Why are jails so cold inside? [more inside]
posted by konolia on Jun 16, 2007 - 22 answers

Old Venetian Prison Film

Does anyone know the title of old Italian film - Partly set in a Venetian Jail? [more inside]
posted by Dub on Feb 8, 2007 - 7 answers


I have a friend who has served time for several DUI's, and is currently on parole. He is worried about failing a drug test, and being sent back to the slammer to complete his sentence. Are there any MeFis out there that have been on parole, failed a test for marijuana, and not been sent back to jail? [more inside]
posted by lester on Jul 7, 2006 - 11 answers

I fought the law, and the...

How do I kill ninety-days in the hole? [more inside]
posted by cedar on Jun 27, 2006 - 64 answers


Any tips for serving a 2 day sentence in a Sonoma County, California jail? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Apr 20, 2006 - 25 answers

What can an officer do to you if you do not provide identification

Hypothetical Jail Filter: What happens if you refuse to give identification to an officer after commiting a petty misdemeanor? [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Apr 4, 2006 - 22 answers

overdue ticket hell

Help me keep my fiance out of jail... Overdue parking ticket hell. [more inside]
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... on Mar 21, 2006 - 32 answers

Friend: Do I report my boyfriend to HR?

For a friend: "My boyfriend and I work for the same company. After a couple of years, we are becoming very serious. I work in human resources. He works elsewhere in the building. As part of building our total trust in each other, he told me that he was once arrested for a non-violent, non-drug crime and jailed for a few days. Do I report him?" [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 12, 2005 - 245 answers

Jailed US Celebrities

Name 5 US Celebrities to have gone to jail that aren't boxers or rap stars. [more inside]
posted by BigCalm on Jun 14, 2005 - 51 answers

One Phone Call

"I want my phonecall!" In movies and on TV shows, the protagonist/antagonist always asks his jailers for his "one phonecall" to a lawyer. Do you really only get one phonecall? Do regular people really have a lawyer's number on them? How's this all work? (I'm not in trouble, promise)
posted by kahboom on Nov 24, 2004 - 13 answers

speeding ticket questions and concerns

My husband is going to court in Atlanta/Fulton County next week for a speeding ticket. He has an unpaid speeding ticket in another state from two years back, but was able to renew his license here without any problems at all. The primary reason he's going to the court date is because we can't afford to pay the fine before then and they don't accept payments the day of the court date without you appearing in court. I'm scared the judge will somehow see the unpaid speeding ticket and my husband will immediately be thrown in jail. What is the likelihood of this happening? Am I being irrational?
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2004 - 12 answers

Jail Guards and firearms - fact or fiction?

GoofyFactCheckFilter: do jail guards (specifically not prison guards) ever carry firearms? I published a short story online recently in which a guard in a county jail is carrying a gun and the person being held for questioning grabs it, chaos ensues, etc. I just received an email (from a guy I know slightly) insisting that "jail guards never carry firearms for the very reason you give -- high risk of someone grabbing it."

Now, I've never been to jail, but I've visited inmates in a maximum security prison (long story), and of course all the guards were carrying guns. So is there really some universal distinction between prison guards and jail guards regarding firearms, or was this person just being a know-it-all (and an ill-informed one at that)? I, of course, am only asking for the sake of accuracy, and not because I'm irritated.
posted by scody on Sep 3, 2004 - 8 answers

How does house arrest work?

How does house arrest work? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jul 16, 2004 - 14 answers

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