Why is my family member there?
Your family member is there because it was decided that they broke the law, or disobeyed a rule, and going to prison is part of their consequence.
Is my family member okay?
Your family member has food and water, a place to sleep and comfortable clothes. As part of their consequence, they need to stay at the jail/prison/correctional facility for some time. While there, they will eat, sleep and talk with other people. If you write to, or speak with your family member, you may want to ask them what they do while there and what their room is like.
What will they do there?
Your family member will have rules to follow. They will eat, sleep, exercise, and talk with other people.
Is my family member safe?
The people who are in charge of the jail try very hard to keep everyone safe.
My family member said they didn’t do it. Did my family member lie about this?
We don’t know yet. Your family member will have a chance to explain to the judge what happened. This might take a long time.