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is there any difference between "jail" and "prison" ? and " jailer and guard?
Nov 8, 2019 4:58 PM
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For practical purposes, they are equivalent. In North American, there is a small distinction. New Oxford American Dictionary: USAGE In North America, prison specifically denotes a facility run by the state (in Canada provincial) or federal government for those who have been convicted of serious crimes, whereas jail denotes a locally run facility for those awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses.
November 8, 2019
thanks a bunch
November 9, 2019
Also, “jail” is less formal, and “jailer” is very rare. We say “prison guard”.
November 9, 2019
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