(name) county jail

In the U.S., counties are government units that are smaller than a state, but larger than a city. Each state typically has about 50-60 counties, with some states having more and some having less.

So a "county jail" is a jail which is operated by that unit of government.The phrase "county jail" brings to mind the image of a small jail where people stay for a short time after they are arrested.

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