I may add....county jail is a less violent place since most inmates are there for a short term or awaiting trial and prison is more violent since inmates have long sentences including "life". But here in California since the legislature signed the historic realignment bill, convicts convicted of the 3 non felonies...non-serious, non-violent, non sexual will serve their time in county jail instead due to prison overcrowding. There was this one person convicted of sales and transport of methamphetamine in Santa Barbara county, received a 23 year sentence in the Santa Barbara county jail since he was convicted of a non-non-non.