The average size of a U.S. jail cell is 6 by 8 feet, or roughly 48 square feet. The size of the cell varies based on institution, occupancy and level of security. More »

To receive a call on a cell phone from someone in jail requires arranging for a special phone service that handles the charges, since inmates can only make prepaid calls contracted with a specific carrier, or collect cal... More »

The Summit County Sheriff's Office maintains a current inmate roster on their website at A PDF roster is accessible under the Corrections/Jail section of The Summit County Sheriff's Office website. More »

To look up an inmate in jail, the inmate’s name and the facility where they might be incarcerated are needed. Many jails have search functions on the facility's website where this information can be used to find an inmat... More » Government & Politics Crime

The average size of a prison cell for one inmate is 6 x 9 x 12 feet. Generally, that space includes a bed, a sink and a toilet. In the USA, approximately 80,000 prisoners are held in cells of that size by themselves; a s... More »

Nelson Mandela was 44 years old when he first went to jail in 1962. Mandela was imprisoned for 28 years until his release on Feb. 11, 1990. More »

The rights of U.S. prisoners vary between federal and state laws, explains Cornell University Law School. Not all Constitutional rights apply to prisoners, but Amendment VIII protects inmates against cruel and unusual pu... More »