What does general population mean in prison?

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Define general population in prison

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    Answered . Where the regular inmates go. As opposed to the medical unit, protective custody, etc.

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    Answered . It means the majority of prisoners, those that aren't segregated in special units, like medical or protective custody, solitary confinement, etc.

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    Answered . Anyone who is not "a category" (red ID - segregated because of disciplinary issues or violating a prison rule - protective custody, mental observation, etc.).

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    Answered . An inmate not in medical wing, protective custody, segregated due to behavior etc.

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    Answered . All facilities inmates except death row, protective custody and solitary confinement convicts.

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    Answered . All inmates except protective custody, medical and death row.

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