14737Re: Home Jails in Denmark?
- Mar 21, 2011--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lobsterjesus" <lobsterjesus@...> wrote:
> can anyone shed any light on why Denmark would allow private citizens keep prisoners in their homes? <Hi,
My husband and I purchased an old historic home in Vermont in 1985. At one time, it had belonged to a local justice of the peace.
Lo and behold, we learned that it had a small cell in the basement, used (apparently) as a temporary jail -- perhaps until someone being "on hold" temporarily could be transported to the nearest city that had a real jail -- not a prison.
In the US, jail is for temporary custody, I believe.
Barbara D. Brill
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