The federal prison system is a subset of the National Bureau of Prisons that deals with crimes committed against the laws set by the congress. More specifically, federal prisons are entities in Bureau of Prison which deal with criminal cases as outlawed in the national’s laws as postulated in the constitution. On the other hand, state prison system deals with crimes outlawed in the states’ governance system. Basically, the states prisons are run by the states themselves without interference of other states or the national governance; where each state has its own specific laws. It is important to note that, both federal and state prisons have different levels of people convicted from various crimes as categorized as minimum, medium and maximum on the basis of the magnitude of the crime committed (Barbara & Ratner 45-79).