[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 16:32:13 UTC 2019
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> On 10. Mar 2019, at 19:07, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That difference might confuse - that's an American rather than a UK difference, I think. Where "jail" (or even "gaol") is used in the UK it's essentially a synonym for prison.
in Germany, the cells in a police facility would not be called a prison, AFAIK there are only “drunk tanks” (Ausnüchterungszelle / sobering cell) and people would otherwise (pre-trial detention) go to a real prison (government facility / de: JVA). There are also other places where people are forcibly confined which aren’t “prisons”, e.g. psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes.
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