Prison and Plea. In Exercises 1–10, use the data in the accompanying table (based on data from “Does It Pay to Plead Guilty? Differential Sentencing and the Functioning of the Criminal Courts,” by Brereton and Casper, Law and Society Review, Vol. 16, No. 1). Express all probabilities as decimal numbers.
Guilty Plea 
Plea of Not Guilty 

Sentenced to Prison 
392 
58 
Not Sentenced to Prison 
564 
14 
Prison and Plea After comparing the results from Exercises 2 and 3 , what do you conclude about the wisdom of entering a guilty plea?
Solution 4RE
From exercise 2 the probability of prison is 0.410 and from the exercise 3 the probability of prison is 0.806. That is if subject plea for guilty then there is far much better chances that prison is not sentenced for prison.