When someone is arrested, they have to put into the system, or booked. This is basically where the person’s information is taken down and put into the police system. While this may sound like a simple process, it can take several hours to complete. After all, thousands of people are arrested daily, which means the police station is probably booking several people in at the same time.
During the booking process, a person can expect:
• To have his or her mugshot taken.
• To have his or her fingerprints recorded.
• An officer to perform a full body search.
• To have any personal belongings on his or her person at the time of arrest to be confiscated.
After all of that has happened, the person will be placed behind bars to awa...