Dartmoor Prison, a British prison in Prince Town, Devonshire. It is near the wild, elevated Dartmoor plateau. The prison was built for French prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars. Later, during the War of 1812, it was used for United States captives. On April 6, 1815, seven Americans were killed in an attempt to escape; this incident is known as the Dartmoor massacre. Since 1850 the prison has been used for convicts.
Any viewer of a TV cop show knows the Miranda rights. They include the rights to remain silent, to have an attorney and so on. Why are they called the Miranda rights, and why must U.S. police recite them to arrestees?
The United States has one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Every day, courts across the country hear thousands of cases and make important rulings. Find out with the judicial system quiz.