Random Nomenclature

"DALLAS — Dallas Police have arrested a sex offender, out of prison on probation, for using MySpace, a popular Web site for kids." Always bugs me. When you get out of prison, you are on parole. Probation occurs "up front" as in: the sentence is suspended, you're not sent to prison, but placed on probation instead. Also, Paris Hilton is not in "prison", she's in "jail." Prisons are run by the State to incarcerate those convicted of felonies. Jails are run by counties to incarcerate those convicted of misdemeanors. I'm glad I could clear up this very serious, pressing matter.