Jail
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Jail

“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.

Jail

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

Jail

 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.

Jail
"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.
Jail

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

Jail

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

Jail

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

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Jail has been defined 7 different ways in documents like 201—50.1(356,356A), Fifth District Legal Terminology, Legal Glossary, and 4 more.

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