Jails

Institutions of a local government having facilities for both temporary detention of sentenced and unsentenced individuals and for persons serving sentences of less than one year; for longer periods of confinement and more secure than lockups, but less confining and for shorter confinements than prisons.

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34344
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cárceles Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300343478. The J. Paul Getty Trust.