The federal jail system
In the federal system, you do have what’s called a minimum-security facility. You also have a lot of medium facility — medium-security facilities. The minimum-security facilities are often referred to as camps because they are for non-violent, relatively low-grade offenders, which could — could and does often include a lot of white-collar cases. So you have that. They are facilities where, to some extent, the camps — the minimum security, to some extent they have the ability to come and go if they reach a certain level of trusteeship, so to speak, and they can have jobs within the prison and certain responsibilities. As far as medium-security facilities, they’re not — they’re certainly not as loosely monitored or run as they would be a minimum-security facility. But overall people view the federal system to not be as unpleasant, so to speak, as a state facility. Now, the one exception to that could be a couple of facilities in the country that are the upper facilities as far as people who are considered to be violent offenders, the maximum-security folks.
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