It's not every day you get a VIP ticket to jail -- but some College Station High School students studying law did just that and say it was quite the educational experience.
The group of students who are studying pre-law at College Station High School got an up close and personal view of what it looks like inside the facility.
The purpose of the field trip is to see what a jail looks like inside and to see how it operates. When they first arrived at the Brazos County Jail they went through a security check to enter the facility. From there, they toured the facility and were able to look around at different cell blocks and rooms.
Jailers and administrators explained the "ins-and-outs" of how the jail functions on a daily basis and the students got a chance to take what they've been learning in class and test it to a real world experience.
“The whole thing was cool," said College Station High School Junior Aric Ziegelmann. "Getting to see how everything works as one and how everything functions. It's something I may be interested in doing one day, but definitely something to think about."
Students said it was a rewarding experience and gave them an insight and opportunity to go inside that they might not have been given otherwise.
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