Jail
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A building designated by law, or regularly used, for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody.

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35.3

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College
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    Defendants who are sentenced to jail without being sentenced to spend time in a state institution.

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    58.4

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    High School
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  • JAIL: Local facility where time is served for less serious offenses. 

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    66.8

    FK Grade Level
    Elementary School
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  • "Jail" or "other facility designed for the detention of adults" means a local or regional correctional facility as defined in § 53.1-1, except those facilities utilized on a temporary basis as a court holding cell for a child incident to a court hearing or as a temporary lock-up room or ward incident to the transfer of a child to a juvenile facility.
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    3.1

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    Graduate School
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  • “Jail” means any place administered by the county sheriff and designed to hold prisoners for as long as lawfully required but not to exceed one year pursuant to Iowa Code chapters 356 and 356A.

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    42.6

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    College
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  •  A place of confinement that is more than a police station and less than a prison. It is usually used to hold persons convicted of misdemeanors or persons awaiting trial.

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    49.2

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    High School
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    A place of confinement for persons awaiting trial and for persons sentenced to shorter terms of confinement for misdemeanors.

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    40.6

    FK Grade Level
    College
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