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What is the difference between jail and prison in Florida?

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There’s quite a big difference between jail and prison. Jails are county facilities that hold inmates pending trail. The majority of inmates that are charged with felonies are facing prison. Prison, or the Department of Corrections, is punishment for felonies. County, or jail, is punishment for misdemeanors. In the event that somebody is charged with a felony it does not mean that they cannot get county time or jail time, it just means that the maximum punishment is the Department of Corrections or prison.

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