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Does the Mitzva of Pidyon Shevuyim apply in a case where one is being held in prison for having committed a crime or only where a innocent person was captured for ransom? If it does apply to cases where one committed a crime are there limitations as to the crime committed, and what are they? (sources)

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Who's running the prison? Talmidei Chachamim? (You can say anyone. I just don't know if you mean something more specific.) – Double AA Mar 13 '13 at 16:27
    
A common day prison – Gershon Gold Mar 13 '13 at 16:27
    
So it can be Talmidei Chachamim. You want all the possiblities. – Double AA Mar 13 '13 at 16:28
    
@DoubleAA: If you have a source for one or the other please answer. – Gershon Gold Mar 13 '13 at 16:34
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@GershonGold, re: "A common day prison". No such thing. Every country is different, and even different localities within countries might be different. – Seth J Mar 13 '13 at 17:18

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