How do extradition services treat prisoners they are taking from one state/county to another? What is the experience like for a prisoner?
The experience can be difficult if you are claustrophobic. If you’re a little tall you have to bend. Some people with you will yell each time it’s dark (you enter a garage or a tunnel) because they are afraid. It’s also difficult if you have to be in that van for 8-10 hours without going to the bathroom. Some guys will pee in their pants, others will throw up.Watch that video and imagine that some guy starts screaming when it gets dark (at around 40sec):And forget the safety belts, how can you put that on when you are handcuffed?
If a criminal serving a sentence longer than life dies in prison, what is done with the body?
“If a criminal serving a sentence longer than life dies in prison, what is done with the body?”The body is released or buried according to ordinary prison policies (i.e., usually released if family claims it, or buried in a state facility if not).The corpse is not the person. The sentence of (for example) “life plus 50 years” is not literally “until you die, then 50 more years after that”. Every sentence applies only to the living convict, so death always ends the sentence. This applies both to long sentences (e.g., “life plus 50” or “460 years”) and to short ones (e.g., a prisoner dies one year into a 5-year sentence).(For an explanation of what something like “life plus 50” actually means and why we use it, see How is it that judges give more than 100-year prison terms, knowing a human is not able to live that long?)Basically, there is no set of circumstances (at least in the U.S.) in which the person’s corpse would be held until the end of his sentence.
What happens if you’re in prison, and a close family member dies? Are you allowed to go to the funeral?
Maybe. It depends on a variety of things. Your crime, your behavior in prison, was it your sibling or a parent. Possibly. A 4th cousin…I don't think so. If you've got a history of violent attacks within the prison, you're running around the prison raping rapos, or just have it in for the guards and have killed 1,2,3,=] while locked up and it is immediate family , (brother, mother… well due TO you chopping 49 guards heads off in the last year of your 5000 year sentence, then uh, no. Sorry you might as well keep severing. If your non violent,in for a non violent crime…it's quite possible that you will/ can attend the funeral, but you're going to be in cuffs, nobody can approach you, ( you can say “hi”), you can't hug or kiss anyone. Hell you can't even shake their hands. All you can do is just be there and torture yourself for awhile, but in the long run …it might be the mental break that you need. I've never been to prison. I've only been to county a couple of times. I do have friends that are doing time in prison. That's my credentials on answering questions about prison. I'm sure that there are people out there that know WAY more about prison than I do. Like I said, I personally have never been to prison, & at 51…don't plan on making a stop there eventually on my way out..
Are police officers allowed to carry open guns into places that don't allow it? What about on/off duty officers?
A police officer on duty carries his firearm most everywhere he goes. The only exceptions I can think of are when he enters a secure area in a prison or jail, or some courthouses that are secured and patrolled by other officers. I've had a few people tell me, "You're not bringing your gun in here" while I was investigating an incident at a home or business. Everyone of them now knows, "Yes, I am." A few states exempt police officers (even those who are off duty) from prohibitions on carrying firearms on certain premises. However, if the premises are private property, the off-duty officer is not there on official business (and, if he is, he's not really off duty anymore), and the premises owner doesn't want him there, he has the same right to order him to leave as any private person has. If the off duty officer refused to leave and is not on official business, he could be charged with trespassing or a similar offense.
In the U.S. military, do you still get fined or punished if you accidentally lose, or damage beyond repair, your weapon?
It is the worst of all possible worlds. Especially as an infantryman.Your rifle is your lifeline, she is your lover. You are bound to her in all ways and must keep her on your person at all times- or know with no uncertainty where she is and that she is being supervised by others.When I when I was a young, dumb Private of 19 years of age, my unit shipped to Kuwait in order to prepare for our Iraq deployment. During this time, we were doing Convoy drills in the middle of the desert.Now, I have a hard time remembering a lot of my wartime experiences - but I will never forget when this happened: my non-commissioned officer asked me to get out of my vehicle and secure something before heading over to another vehicle for another task. Hopping out, I said “watch my weapon” and placed it on the side of the truck by the door.He never heard me.As we as we begin driving again, the Convoy suddenly comes to a stop. Apparently, somebody noticed my weapon slung on the and alerted the convoy to avoid it being lost forever in the Kuwaiti sands.I paid for it dearly.Despite the fact that I had asked my non-commissioned officer to watch my weapon, I never actually received verbal confirmation that he had understood what I had said. I was really dumb, there is something about being fresh out of basic training that just makes you retarded.In addition in addition to the many chewings out and smoke sessions that I received, I was instructed to tie my weapon off to a long piece of 550 cord and then tie it to my own body. I was not permitted to go anywhere without my weapon tied to me by a string. If I needed to shower, my weapon went into the water with me and would have to be oiled later. If I went to the chow hall, my weapon went with me. If I went anywhere, my M4 would be attached to me by the hip... Quite literally.I never forgot that lesson and would later apply it to others who committed the same offense. Many say I got off quite easily- others have been demoted, fined or worse.