Vaughn (jtvaughn) wrote in little_details,

Criminal's life before trial/prison (also with an injury)

Chicago, Illinois. Current year. Tried searching google for "police procedure before trial", "where do prisoners go before prison", and various combinations/versions of those. Also read wikipedia article Detention_of_a_suspect

I'm interested in the specifics of what happens to a suspect caught "in the act" of a crime who has also been injured. For instance, if bank robbers get away but one of them is hurt and can't escape, so would be the only suspect.

Where would they go? Would they go to a normal hospital under heavy guard? Or a prison hospital?

After they have sufficiently recovered, where are they held? A small jail? A police department holding cell? Or a proper full size jail? Does it depend on the severity of the crime?

At what stage would they get the opportunity to post bail? Is there a certain time limit? Does that also depend on the crime/circumstances?

This is all before any sort of trial or sentencing, which would presumably take weeks/months to happen.

If anybody knows this sort of thing, or has any articles with lots of details about these sorts of things, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot!
Tags: usa: government: law enforcement (misc), usa: health care and hospitals, ~law (misc), ~medicine: injuries (misc)

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