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Are there separate prisons for White Collar Crime?

We have a family friend who is actually a multi millionaire but is now in prison for embezzlement (but did not do it, long story) but someone said that he was in a min security prision that is more for "white collar crime" .

Do they really have separate facilities for "white collar crime"? I figured they'd be treated just like other crimes?

Anyone know? Thanks for your help -

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Dec. 6, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (11)
  • Different prisons have different levels of security. Higher security prisons house more violent criminals, and lower level prisons house more non-violent or white-collar criminals.
    BlueFrogMama

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 5:46 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • They should all be grouped the same maybe that would deter some crime.
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 5:51 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Plus if you went to prison for something simple you could learn a new trade for when you get out.
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 5:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • That is sad he didn't do it, if he is a mulit millionaire why can't he get a good lawyer and get off?
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 5:53 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • They don't have seperate prisions for "white collar crimes". But they do have seperate prisons for non-violent criminals.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:59 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Good question about the attorney!!!!!!!!! He got the best one possible, paid more than 150k for the lawyer............
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • That sucks, how did they convict him then, what did they have on him, if you don't mind me asking that is?
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 6:27 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • And I was just kidding about the new trade thing.
    SheriSanchez

    Answer by SheriSanchez at 6:32 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • No, they put low risk prisoners in minimum security.

    aishadavid

    Answer by aishadavid at 6:33 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • If its a white coller crime they go into a minimal securety prision. But if it was a violent crime they go into a max securety prision. My ex has done time in a minimal securety prision and he said most of the inmates that do a white coller crime just lie and say they did something diffrent then what they really did.
    Harley84

    Answer by Harley84 at 7:29 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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