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Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization. Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

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 […]

Jail Good Time Credits and How they Work

You might hear the term "good time credit" tossed around in conversations with your inmate. Good time credits are units of time given to an inmate that take time off his or her sentence. Each jail decides how good time credits will be used, but here are some general guidelines. Counting credits: Jails typically decide […]

5 Facts About Your Supplemental Security Income Payments While You Are Incarcerated

In many cases, you don't have control over the number of days you spend in jail, but if you are planning on not bonding out in the hopes of building time on a future sentence or getting a time served release, be sure to watch the calendar so you do not get your payments suspended. […]

What is a Medical POD?

A medical POD in a county jail is an area where prisoners with medical conditions are incarcerated. In some cases, the inmates have long-term medical conditions. In others it is temporary such as for a severe illness or injury that will be recovered from quickly. Which inmates get assigned to Medical PODS? Inmates with injuries […]

4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail

While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them. Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell the children that the judge thinks their dad broke the law and he […]

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it's not in the offender's favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to […]

Why do Inmates get Put In the Hole?

The hole in county jail is not actually a hole, but a cell that is isolated from the rest of the jail population. Jails typically set aside a POD or area of the jail to house inmates who have been sentenced to solitary, a.k.a. the hole. Reasons for being assigned to solitary confinement: Fighting: If […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you're locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food's effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don't even let the […]

When He's In Jail, How to Provide Holiday Gifts for the Kids

Between supporting the family and providing for his commissary, there isn't much left to cover extras. Most communities provide funds to buy Christmas gifts for children of inmates. You just have to know where to look. Angel Tree This organization provides Christmas gifts and fun for children of inmates nationwide. Churches sign up to work […]

Posting Bail Gets Him Out of Jail, But What About When There Are Holds?

People who are arrested and charged with crimes are usually taken to the county jail. At the jail or very soon afterwards during a bond hearing, a bond is set. If someone pays the bond, the defendant gets out of jail to await his hearing unless one of the following occurs: Probation Violation Hold News […]

Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines. You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options: Contact your local parole or probation office Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole

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 […]

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Pennsylvania Mercer 114
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South Diamond Street
Mercer, PA 16137
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724-662-1047
 

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 […]

Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate

It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you. What is Contraband? Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed to have in their possession. Obvious examples are weapons, […]

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 […]

Cost Effective Ways to Visit an Inmate

The expenses of traveling to visit your inmate can add up quickly. These cost saving measures will make it less painful for your budget. Traveling by car Gas up early Gas up on a weekday. Many gas stations raise the price of a gallon shortly before the weekend. Filling up the tank on a weekday, […]

Choosing Which Days to Visit An Inmate

Visitation looks simple on the surface, but keep in mind these details when planning to see your inmate: Commissary: For most inmates, the week revolves around visits and commissary deliveries. If possible plan your visits for the days that commissary is not delivered. This gives the inmate different pleasures throughout the week instead of having […]

Posting Bail Gets Him Out of Jail, But What About When There Are Holds?

People who are arrested and charged with crimes are usually taken to the county jail. At the jail or very soon afterwards during a bond hearing, a bond is set. If someone pays the bond, the defendant gets out of jail to await his hearing unless one of the following occurs: Probation Violation Hold News […]

Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books

What does the inmate need? Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right away or do they have to wait a week or longer for new supplies […]

4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals

Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal recommendation. Use Pen Pal Sites. There are several […]

What are the Penalties for Probation Violations?

A probation violation conviction can mean being sent to jail or prison, but there are alternative penalties that can be used instead, including: Revocation and reinstatement: The judge and the probation officer can agree to revoke your probation for the violation and immediately reinstate you on new probation. Increased supervision: Your probation rules

What Type of Arrest Warrants Will Cause Social Security Benefits to Stop?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can only stop your benefits if the arrest warrant is for a fleeing crime. If there is a warrant for something other than fleeing, it does not qualify for benefit cut off or forced repayment. Historically, the SSA stopped benefits for anyone who had an arrest warrant for any reason. […]

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can't visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can't? Here's why: A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you […]

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 […]

Inmate Phone Calls: Are They Listening in and Recording?

To an inmate, the phone is a lifeline to the outside world. Some inmates dial memorized numbers all day long, hoping that someone will pick up. It is important to remember that every phone call between an inmate and an outside number is recorded, and callers should act accordingly. Avoid anything incriminating. Staff members can […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons. The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted […]

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went. Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits. Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was […]

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  1. Bella Thu, Jun 02 2011 7:50 PM

    Do you have to be on inmates's list to send them mail? Can you send pictures, cards, & whatnot?

  2. SAV2P Tue, Apr 30 2013 10:40 PM

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  4. David Paul Braho supressed all but 8082 Sun, Jun 09 2013 1:44 PM

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  5. David Paul Braho supressed all but 8082 Tue, Jun 18 2013 8:52 AM

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  6. David Paul Braho Mon, Jun 24 2013 8:02 AM

    my USC demands for the paperwork the JOE Supressed and uses Some UNRATIFIED MOMBJUMBO to my face about isa Demand to defuse the situashion before it goes to Big due tyo US Stratigic interests,THIS IS definatly NOT MONOPOLY MONIE"Up to the fEDS with All paperwork as Right to Life /Nation interestis isBeing crossed.I can decode it for them in closed quarters but outherwise :"ROT SUKAS" in the fed Pen if iTS That GOOD>warren was politics and ,sdorta Russian style"Check cost of HOUSING per DAY"

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