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What's the difference between jail and detention center?

What's the difference between jail and detention center? My boyfriend was sentenced 3 yrs. He was in a detention center in NV and now he got moved to NM :(

Asked: October 28,2015
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Usually there is no big difference except for the size of the palce. They are all confining, tough places to live for any period of time. Being locked-up is the same everywhere. If you are going to ride or die, then make sure you are sending him stuff to read. There is no better wqay to do your time then escaping through reading a good book.
Accepted Answer Date Created: October 29,2015