Jail/Prison stories?

Hi everyone- I'm in the early stages of researching jail and prison systems. Prior to this I didn't know there was a difference between the two, however it seems that most refer to prison as the long term facilities and jail as the cells in a police station itself. Does anyone know the longest period one... show more Hi everyone- I'm in the early stages of researching jail and prison systems. Prior to this I didn't know there was a difference between the two, however it seems that most refer to prison as the long term facilities and jail as the cells in a police station itself. Does anyone know the longest period one can spend in a cell in a police station? And if the cells are single or shared? I'm sure it's different in many places but if anyone has some stories to share about the physical facilities and spending time in there for which crime I'd find it very helpful. xxx
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