For an inmate what does count 1 mean?
Count 1 would be the first in a series of criminal charges. Count 2 would be the second, and so on.
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Each criminal charge is stated in a count. Count 1 is the first charge.
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When the government charges multiple criminal violations in a single charging document, each separate violation is charged as a separate "count", and the counts are numbered for easy reference.
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