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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In [...]

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated [...]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored [...]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

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Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

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Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

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Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of [...]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn't always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense. Possession It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In [...]

Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of [...]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being [...]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The [...]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone [...]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you've been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include: If You Have Been Charged In Hawaii you maintain your right [...]

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are: Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him [...]

Bio-chemical treatment for Alcohol Addiction

One method of treatment for alcoholism is the bio-chemical method. While other recovery paths concentrate on powerlessness over addictions and the acceptance of a higher power, the bio-chemical treatment places importance on stabilizing the brain's chemistry. It has long been known that certain brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include: If You've Been Charged Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated [...]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you're convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview: The Process If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has [...]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Illinois?

Illinois law allows certain convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution in states that allow it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter but the basics of Illinois laws are as follows: Your rights can be restored [...]

What Happens When an Illegal Immigrant Commits a Crime?

If and undocumented immigrant is charged with committing a crime, there can be three different legal outcomes. 1. ICE Gets Involved The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enter information about an arrested immigrant into a database that is monitored. This department has the authority to take custody of the immigrant, investigate his standing

Are Penalties Stiffer For Selling Drugs in a Drug-Free School Zone?

Being accused of dealing drugs or having enough in your possession for resale is a serious situation, but many states have also implemented additional penalties for drug situations near a school. Each state sets its own rules about this, but in most cases it is a higher grade of felony with longer sentences. What is [...]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet [...]

Can a Felon Own a Gun Oklahoma?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition. If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again. Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of [...]

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Visiting an Inmate in the San Diego County Bailey Det Ctr in California

In order to visit an inmate at the Bailey Detention Center, you must make a reservation beforehand. Reservations can be made online or by telephone. If you wish to make a reservation online, you must look up the inmate at the Who's In Jail page at the Sheriff's Department website located at this link (http://apps.sdsheriff.net/wij/wij.aspx). Lookup the inmate of your interest, and there is a link in the inmate's profile to schedule a reservation.

Reservations are taken 24 hours a day online every Tuesday through Sunday, as the website is unavailable on Mondays. Reservations made by telephone must be made every Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM PST. To make a reservation, call the detention center at (760) 210-0386. Same day visit are permitted, depending on an inmate's work schedule, availability, and the status of an inmate's privileges.

Much like every detention facility in San Diego, they have their own visiting schedule based on the jail's housing arrangements. A schedule on when visits can be permitted is located at http://www.sdsheriff.net/detentionfacilities/visit_gbdf.html. There are also many rules on visiting an inmate. The George Bailey Detention Center does not allow contact visits, and visits are through a glass window with a telephone handset provided by the jail. Visits are limited to 30 minutes per session, and an inmate is allowed two social visits a week, and only one a day.

Anyone visiting an inmate must check in at least one hour before the scheduled visit. Only those who made a reservation to visit an inmate can be at the visit. In order to get in, a visitor must have a valid photo ID on them to verify their identity. This includes, but is not limited to, a driver's license, passport, school ID, or a visa. A maximum of three visitors can be present at one time, and all minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

More rules and guidelines can be viewed at http://www.sdsheriff.net/jailinfo/visiting.html. Visitations are encouraged by the San Diego Sheriff's Department, but they are also a privilege, not a right.

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How to use the Inmate Search for San Diego County Bailey Det Ctr in California

The George F. Bailey Detention Center is located right near the barren deserts of San Diego. It currently has 1,888 beds, and a revolving door of inmates in for various crimes. It is also the largest detention facility in San Diego. If you have a family member or friend currently locked up in this facility, or if you want to know if they are in any detention facility in San Diego, looking them up is simple, and only requires a few very simple steps.

[Article_Ad_2]First, go to their website at http://www.sdsheriff.net/detentionfacilities/gbdf.html, and go to the "Who's In Jail" link at the far right hand side of the screen. Click on that link, and you will e prompted to enter the first and last name of an inmate. Exact spelling is not required. What is required, however, are the first two letters of an inmate's last name and the first letter of an inmate's first name. For example, if you wanted to look up a woman named Donna Mae, you would have to type in "D" for the first name, and "Ma" for the last name. Or if you want, you can type in the full name. Afterwards, you should click on the Lookup button or the Reset button if you had made a mistake in typing the name, in which case you just type the name in again but correctly.

After you hit the Lookup button, you will be taken to a CAPTCHA screen. CAPTCHA screens are used on many websites to verify that a human is trying to look at the website, and not a computer or a robotic device. This is done to ensure the security of the webpage, so that an inmate's information cannot be used for commercial purposes and that a user cannot be blocked from the webpage. All you have to do on that screen is type in the 5 or 6 green characters in the white box, and then hit Continue. Given you typed in the correct letters, you will be taken to a list of matches. This gives matches for any inmate locked up in any of the San Diego detention facilities, but an inmate's profile will be sure to tell where they are exactly.

An inmate's profile will give you a person's basic vital statistics, such as nationality, date of birth, and other physical characteristics. It also shows where he/she is being held, what they were charged with, and any release or bail information you may need to know. There are also links on the profile page for inmate services, such as emailing the inmate, scheduling a visit with the inmate, and shopping the jail's commissary for goods and services to aid the inmate.

The inmate search module on the Bailey Detention Center website, as well as San Diego County jails as a whole may be a bit vague and intimidating, but it contains enough to know that if you have a loved one currently locked up, they are in the system and they are getting their day in court.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the San Diego County Bailey Det Ctr in California

Contact with a family member or loved one during a time of incarceration is very much encouraged, as it makes the period of separation a little easier for those involved. There are rules and limitations, but contact is relatively simple. For one, inmates can receive e-mail messages while they're in custody.

There are guidelines on how to successfully e-mail an inmate at the George Bailey Detention Center. First of all, privacy is not guaranteed, so be careful on what you write in an e-mail. You may send up to two e-mail messages a day in lieu of postcards, but the e-mails can only be up to one page long. Attachments, such as photographs, are not allowed in the e-mail. When prompted to give a return address, be sure to give your home address or any other address you want to use in regards to correspondence with an inmate. An inmate will not be able to send an e-mail, and any returning correspondence will be conducted through the U.S. Postal Service.

How do you look up an inmate's e-mail address? An inmate has no e-mail address, per se, but you can look them up online. Their inmate profile contains a link to send them an e-mail. Just be sure to follow any directions that come up.

You can also write to the inmate the old-fashioned way; through mail. You can send inmates a postcard, given they are rectangular, not altered from their original form, and follow the criteria of the correctional facility. Please visit http://www.sdsheriff.net/jailinfo/mail.html for the precise guidelines of sending an inmate snail mail.

When sending mail to an inmate, be sure to use this heading:

Inmate's Name, # Booking Number
George Bailey Detention Facility
446 Alta Rd. Ste. 5300
San Diego, CA 92158-0002

Inmates also have telephone privileges throughout the day once they are booked. Visit http://www.sdsheriff.net/jailinfo/phones.html for more information about telephone privileges and guidelines. The number for the Bailey Detention Facility is (619) 210-0385.

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