Jail vs Prison - What's ACTUALLY The Difference?

To the layperson, Jail and Prison could sound like the same thing, but there are major differences you should know about. In today's video we look at the big differences between going to Jail versus going to Prison. What is federal prison like? What kind of crime did these criminals have to commit to be sent to either?

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  1. Netherite


    Acum 7 ore

    3:20 ok so we're now comparing college to prison, fair enough

  2. MicahhhHD


    Acum o Zi

    I’d MUCH rather serve time in a minimum security prison or maybe even a medium security prison over jail. In jail you get no outdoors time, and you’re just stuck in a pod all day every day.

  3. Grabcodez GG

    Grabcodez GG

    Acum o Zi

    So we have the word prisoner for the one who have to stay in prison, so what about JAILER?!?!!?

  4. Daryl Brown

    Daryl Brown

    Acum 2 Zile

    I’m here cause of Larry Lawton

  5. Larry Cao (609larcao)

    Larry Cao (609larcao)

    Acum 2 Zile

    "If you're planning to break the law, make sure it's a federal law, and not a state law." - The Infographics Show when it's trying to get you to break the law

  6. Mia milkshake

    Mia milkshake

    Acum 3 Zile

    Would you rather 24 hours in maximum security prison or 2 years in minimum security jail?

  7. Theo Naicker

    Theo Naicker

    Acum 3 Zile

    There's a difference...?

  8. Tadre Jones

    Tadre Jones

    Acum 3 Zile

    I dont want ANY friends in prison 😐

  9. Kaitlyn Hanson

    Kaitlyn Hanson

    Acum 5 Zile

    I’m an angel. I don’t understand that.

  10. Nigel


    Acum 6 Zile

    Gaol ??

  11. Michael Winslow

    Michael Winslow

    Acum 7 Zile

    Get your facts straight. You have no clue.

  12. Doobie1975


    Acum 7 Zile

    most drugs are sadly felony crimes that should be misdemeanor crimes IMO

  13. Steve ́Spartan ́

    Steve ́Spartan ́

    Acum 7 Zile

    Conclusion: Don't commit crimes

  14. CAMARO 85

    CAMARO 85

    Acum 8 Zile

    Larry Lawton just disproved most of ur Video ;)

  15. Da food queen

    Da food queen

    Acum 9 Zile

    Wait I thought jail was prison

  16. lol


    Acum 13 Zile

    What is the difference of robbery, burglary and theft

    • HOXiFiRE


      Acum 8 Zile

      Theft or larceny is when you steal something from someone without violent action or force, robbery is when you steal from someone using violent action or force, and burglary is when you break into a property to steal something.

  17. David Feist

    David Feist

    Acum 15 Zile

    This is completely wrong. Jail is worse. Ask any inmate in prison where they would rather be. Every serious felon starts out in jail awaiting trial. Jail has everything, from the most pathetic misdemeanor to the worse most horrific felon imaginable.

  18. Nivasi


    Acum 16 Zile

    the clip said ' men are imprisoned' Women are as well

  19. FeliXD -YT

    FeliXD -YT

    Acum 17 Zile


  20. Nick F

    Nick F

    Acum 18 Zile

    I'd do 2 years in prison over 1 year in jail any day...

  21. blue sapphire

    blue sapphire

    Acum 19 Zile

    Jail - Detainees. Those persons arrested for violation or crime, but whose case is still pending for hearing, or presently being heard by a court; prison - Those persons serving time, or even life after their case was heard, passed judgment on, and have commitment orders, despite same being appealed to court/courts of appeals, and even in supreme court.

  22. Sang Pham

    Sang Pham

    Acum 21 o Zi

    I literally thought those two words mean the same thing my whole life.

  23. The Real ADHD Investor

    The Real ADHD Investor

    Acum 25 Zile

    Around here jail is where you go after you get arrested if you can't make bail. You sit in a jail until your trial and if you're found guilty, you're sentenced to prison. Jail is for temporary holding of people that haven't gone to trial. Prison is for people who went to trial and were found guilty. It doesn't matter if their crime was a felony or a misdemeanor.

  24. scar mask

    scar mask

    Acum 26 Zile


  25. Amelia Warfield

    Amelia Warfield

    Acum 26 Zile

    If I was to pick jail or prison, I'll try for jail. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Laws vary from state to state.

  26. Stuey Maing

    Stuey Maing

    Acum 26 Zile

    State or federal prison? No a lot are private ran here in USA 🇺🇸….mainly an option to grab money how long they can hold a prisoners….you got it twisted

  27. juicy orange

    juicy orange

    Acum 26 Zile

    Things I watch at 3am....

  28. 35 Degrees North

    35 Degrees North

    Acum 27 Zile

    Jail is run by the county. Local, Jail is a boiling tank to try and force people to take a deal from the D.A., IF everyone would demand a speedy trail very few would ever see court. Prison is state or federal and is designed for more comfort to get people to do their time. In jail a Top Ramen 🍜 cost the inmate a $1.00 each, in Prison they are .25 cents, Phone calls are several dollars per minute, the corruption in state run prisons is extremely high, guards selling $25 flip phones for $1200, drugs, tobacco, the guards are the largest gangs in the prison.

  29. Retard Mardenii

    Retard Mardenii

    Acum 29 Zile

    i think you forgot to change skin colour of the prisoners to black

  30. Johnboyslayer2 plays

    Johnboyslayer2 plays

    Acum 29 Zile

    Or If you dont want to end up in any prison system, don't commit a crime 😂

  31. RiskPoggers


    Acum lună

    as soon as you heard "there's internet": Oo

  32. Ethan Jefferson Matthieu Coronel

    Ethan Jefferson Matthieu Coronel

    Acum lună

    So now i know what crime i should commit

  33. Big Goat

    Big Goat

    Acum lună

    Homeless person: * commits crime and gets locked up* Homeless person: yay!! Now I have a home

  34. Christopher Keller

    Christopher Keller

    Acum lună

    I’ve stayed overnight in the jail a few times after hitting the bars in college

  35. Andee Harry

    Andee Harry

    Acum lună

    oh right, I thought they were the same thing. I often wondered why they were called two different things.

  36. PaPa Blista

    PaPa Blista

    Acum lună

    These guys have no clue what they are talking about. Most jails you are kept in a 8 or 10 man (young loud punks) pod and rarely if at all get outside rec , Prison you get out of your cell in the morning and only have to be in at count time unless you are in seg . They are watching to many episodes of "Hard Time" . That show only shows the worst of the worst . You know just the drama like all the reality shows. Gotta get them likes !

  37. Susie Sarrazin

    Susie Sarrazin

    Acum lună

    Probably jail

  38. Brian Throneberry

    Brian Throneberry

    Acum lună

    Neither but out of the two prison for sure! Tv, commissary, music, a job, soda, cigarettes (some places), email(99% of prisons), the list goes on and on. Reality is jail makes money off the state for housing someone. Over half the jail population is on “boats” unless there on the floor due to overcrowding. Good luck getting anything most don’t have commissary or anything. The only thing there is to make you feel human is getting put on work crew. Never been a offender but if I did 100% I’d rather do federal time!

  39. Wasabi


    Acum lună

    This is a video to encourage you to commit crimes while also not telling you directly

  40. GOD


    Acum lună

    Any Indian's here.

  41. Kamil Klepacki

    Kamil Klepacki

    Acum lună

    3:15 No! Please! I don't ever want to go there!

  42. Chris Przygocki

    Chris Przygocki

    Acum lună

    You obviously have never been to either jail or prison because if you have you would know prison beats jail anytime

  43. Cami♡︎


    Acum lună

    What It's different?

    • ystermeisie1515


      Acum lună


  44. Blackkittenz112💙💙


    Acum lună

    I never knew that jail and prisons are two diffrent things

  45. DerpyDorito


    Acum lună


    • ystermeisie1515


      Acum lună

      An old word for prison

  46. aisha haidara

    aisha haidara

    Acum lună

    Always wonder why anyone desiers to to jail an prison an stuff. Its not to be glorified but it is surprisingly im doing everything to make sure I stay out any situations that leads me to jail or Prison

  47. Pandalynn mcpe Gamer

    Pandalynn mcpe Gamer

    Acum lună

    Q. Which one would you rather spend time in? My answer, Neither one. I'd rather be free at home.

  48. Duvy The coolest

    Duvy The coolest

    Acum lună

    Or... just Don't commit Crimes?!?!

  49. the whole damn universe

    the whole damn universe

    Acum lună

    Honestly I would prefer minimum security to Jail

  50. William Djayep

    William Djayep

    Acum lună

    Here is the difference Jail:you go to jail for limited years, after those years, you will be let out Prison:you go to prison, you stay in prison until you die

    • Ktjthhc 1

      Ktjthhc 1

      Acum lună


  51. Daril Caldwell

    Daril Caldwell

    Acum lună

    I wouldn't want to spend time in non of them

  52. waffledoge


    Acum lună

    My answer is none. I do not wanna be in prison and the only reason I better be in prison is because I was framed and am innocent.

  53. Dark_Phoenix


    Acum lună

    At the end why ask which one we should choose i think id choose nither

  54. D_bouss


    Acum lună

    all the fastest kids in second grade are always gunna choose max because they think they are cool.

  55. Vivian Lin

    Vivian Lin

    Acum lună

    Jail is like a big time out when you do something bad, Prison is like the no no

  56. super miraculous ladybug

    super miraculous ladybug

    Acum lună

    I thought Prison and Jail are the same thing.

  57. •clover nuu•

    •clover nuu•

    Acum lună

    The one similarity is that it links with school

  58. Supersonic Lion

    Supersonic Lion

    Acum lună


  59. Octophrator


    Acum lună

    Same as Cadeia e Prisão.

  60. KIillabytez (Hellraezer)

    KIillabytez (Hellraezer)

    Acum lună

    Prison definitely. Prison lets you walk around outside and enjoy the fresh air. Your cell is usually only locked during lights out (bedtime), and the food is a lot better. Most of the time, you will spend SOME time in jail before prison transport takes you to your new home.

    • ystermeisie1515


      Acum lună


  61. Anna Ilnicka

    Anna Ilnicka

    Acum lună


  62. bjorn joseph

    bjorn joseph

    Acum lună

    Neither I'd check out before incarceration

  63. Briana S

    Briana S

    Acum lună

    In conclusion, commit misdemeanors so you can go to jail.

  64. Megan George

    Megan George

    Acum lună

    Bro are you condoning law breaking?!

  65. Victorivanov


    Acum 2 luni

    I would rather not break the law

  66. Mr. Smiley

    Mr. Smiley

    Acum 2 luni

    Lol!!..... So in my experience in Los Angeles, the local jails were more dangerous then the state prisons. Why?... because in the local jails, you have everyone from all sorts of crimes to small and large mixing with each other causing violent fights and attacks. In the prisons, things are more under control because they establish a respect order. Yeah you can get killed or beat up really bad in prison, but you just have to learn your place and respect everyone.

  67. Eric 0000

    Eric 0000

    Acum 2 luni

    This show constantly just makes up random facts at will , seen a couple other vids , it’s all over the place

  68. M.L


    Acum 2 luni

    well one game constantly updates and the other one hasn't added anything in a long time. one has a anti-exploit system and the other doesn't so it has loads of cheaters. guess the games

    • ystermeisie1515


      Acum lună

      Csgo and fortnite

  69. Joe Mccormack

    Joe Mccormack

    Acum 2 luni

    I thought jail and prison were the same thing

  70. Eljamin Latour

    Eljamin Latour

    Acum 2 luni

    Joe: "Jail isn't prison. Prison is big and scary. Jail is just a sleeping deputy with keys that can be grabbed by a long broom handle or mischievous dog." Cleveland: "do black people ever go to jail?" Joe: "no, they go to prison."

  71. retro arts&animations

    retro arts&animations

    Acum 2 luni

    Whoops drop the soap 😈

  72. VeeIsMee


    Acum 2 luni

    ''If you're planning on doing a crime do a federal crime to end in a federal jail since state jails are worse'' UUh thanks for the crime tip

  73. The meme god

    The meme god

    Acum 2 luni


  74. Thomas DeWall

    Thomas DeWall

    Acum 2 luni

    If you are going to jail make sure that you commit a "felony" so that you can go to a federal prison. You will have a much safer stay. Oh, and a FELONY RECORD for later use.

  75. D.Padm3


    Acum 2 luni

    One is spelled J-A-I-L and the other P-R-I-S-O-N

  76. ADudeGotScaredOfMyNameSoISwitchedIt


    Acum 2 luni

    The jail is prison and the prison is jail

  77. bob :D

    bob :D

    Acum 2 luni

    i didnt know they were two different things!

  78. Itz Chavez

    Itz Chavez

    Acum 2 luni

    Only been to jail.

  79. hassan raza

    hassan raza

    Acum 2 luni

    now make a video of school vs prison

  80. Paul Allen

    Paul Allen

    Acum 2 luni

    ...except that prison is WAYYY more laid back with WAYYY more freedoms than jail... Getting stuck in county jail is almost the worst scenario, aside from like permanent solitary...

  81. Nick C

    Nick C

    Acum 2 luni

    hmm I should rob the local guinea pig tower

  82. TheCowKing


    Acum 2 luni

    How about I don't go to jail not prison

  83. M0CHA_


    Acum 2 luni

    I thought they were the same thing 😭😭😭😭

  84. Jump maker

    Jump maker

    Acum 2 luni

    Me thinking jail and prison is the same thing

  85. agentsalvi1.0


    Acum 2 luni

    Me who plays The Escapist: No challenge for me

  86. LucasIDK


    Acum 2 luni

    3:58 they've said multiple times its minimum, there's Litchfield minimum and max

  87. Leo


    Acum 2 luni

    Nice ryme at the start

  88. MerlinsDagger


    Acum 2 luni

    hers a tip follow the law

  89. AACMBirdzilla23


    Acum 2 luni

    "Which would you rather serve your time in, a jail or a prison? I would rather not commit a crime to don't go neither of those

  90. TΞRTUL


    Acum 2 luni

    the more comfortable the prison is, the less crime in the area you live in. In Norway, their jails and prisons are very clean and they try to connect you to the outside world the most they can. Norway's crime rates are low btw. In America, the prisons cage u up like animals, and America's crime rates are high

  91. Sai Jyoti

    Sai Jyoti

    Acum 2 luni

    I thought they were the same 😂😂😂

  92. Rowena Bañas

    Rowena Bañas

    Acum 2 luni

    People should be good

  93. Rowena Bañas

    Rowena Bañas

    Acum 2 luni


  94. Acum 2 luni

    I would go to a minimum-security prison. OR MABYE JUST AN ADULT CAMPPPPP!

  95. EMaNaSe


    Acum 2 luni

    yeah ill just not do anything bad both are pretty bad if u ask me

  96. Bone


    Acum 2 luni

    I want to stay in a bouncy house

  97. Kira Yoshikage.

    Kira Yoshikage.

    Acum 2 luni

    Jail:Roblox rp level of crime Prision:GTA level of crime

  98. Second Heatwave

    Second Heatwave

    Acum 2 luni

    “If you plan on breaking the law, make sure it’s a federal law and not a state law” Thanks for the tip bro

  99. AwesomeDJ


    Acum 2 luni

    My last words? Arrivederci

  100. ツPocoyo


    Acum 2 luni

    3:25 why where the black men playing basketball only