Leavenworth Prison, a federal penitentiary. It is on the grounds of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, an army post. The prison occupies about 1,000 acres (400 hectares) on a plot three miles (5 km) north of the city of Leavenworth. Leavenworth Prison was established in 1895. It houses about 3,000 inmates, who work in the prison factories or on one of the two farms.
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.