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Food allergies can cause everything from a mild runny nose to anaphylactic shock and death. Once inside jail or prison there’s little an inmate can do to control his or her diet, but if your girlfriend is incarcerated and has food allergies, the following tips can help.
Contact the jail nurse: Hopefully, your girlfriend remembered to let them know about her allergies when she went… Read more
Your boyfriend is on house arrest and when the probation officer came to check, he wasn’t home. If he didn’t have permission to be gone, he might be in trouble. He can take the following steps to try and fix it.
Get home: As soon as the PO has left, call your boyfriend on the cell phone and tell him the PO was there… Read more
Your husband is charged with a crime. Other inmates told him not to trust a public defender and instead have you pay for an expensive attorney. Is it worth it? The decision to use a public defender or a paid attorney is a personal decision and should be made with care. Here are some of the differences.
Public defender: An attorney paid by… Read more
You bailed him out but he made you mad and now you want off the bond. It’s possible but there are no guarantees.
Reason for request: If he is violating conditions of his bond or threatening to go on the run instead of to court, getting off the bond is a good idea. If it’s for a less serious reason, consider the possible results before taking action.
What… Read more
If you live in a small town or he is charged with a large crime, there is a good change that at least a blurb if not an entire article has appeared in the local newspaper. It might also be linked to the local news website. Some inmates would rather not know about their notoriety, while others want copies sent to them in jail. If he wants to see the… Read more
He is in county jail and wants to call but the jail phones don’t allow collect calls out. You will need to open an account with whatever company the jail has a contract with. The following steps will help you get it done.
Call the jail: Ask the jail personnel what company the jail has contracted with for phone calls out. They will give you the name of the… Read more
It doesn’t matter if you have been in trouble or you have never been in trouble, when you see those red and blues light up in your rear view mirror, your heart speeds up. Getting pulled over is never a pleasant experience, but it gets more stressful when the officer decides he wants to search your car. Only an attorney should advise you about an individual case, but typically with… Read more
It’s down to the wire. Your attorney has advised you to take the deal and it comes with a prison sentence. If you have never been to prison before, the thought can be paralyzing. You’ve seen movies that show how violent and dangerous prison can be. Movies are not real life. Knowing a few good tips before you get to prison will help you get along.
Don’t borrow: One… Read more
Once your husband’s bail has been set, if you cannot afford to pay the entire bond amount to the court to hold until after the case is finished, you can use a bail bond company, as long as your state allows it. Knowing how it works before leaving the house will make it an easier experience.
Finding a bail bond company: The jail probably gave your husband a list… Read more
If you have been sentenced to incarceration for a state felony conviction, you will most likely be taken to a penitentiary within a-few-days-to-a-few-months of your sentencing, depending on the beds available at the prison. But you may have special circumstances that warrant you remaining in the jail, such as a terminally ill parent who would not be able to travel to a prison for visitation. Before you make a request… Read more
There is nothing like having police at your home. The cops are looking for the guy you love and asking you where he is. Only an attorney can advise you about individual arrest situations but the following general tips can you help figure out what to do on the spot.
Ask for ID: You have every right to ask for identification. Write down the officers’ names, even if they… Read more
Getting him out wasn’t easy. Your family got together and pooled their money and then you went to a bail bond agent and got your husband out of jail. This lets him work, have personal time at home and deal with his case from outside of prison. Now he’s gotten arrested on separate charges. Will he get another… Read more
Watching the police handcuff someone you love and put him in a squad car is traumatizing. They typically won’t let you talk to him from the point he is placed under arrest until that first jail visit or he finds a way to call you from the jail. Not knowing what is happening is scary.
He might be taken to the city jail first, but will ultimately be driven… Read more
If someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense, there are typically three possible outcomes. He or she will be found not guilty, guilty, or the charges will be dismissed for a variety of reasons. The only one that comes with a sentence is guilty. Just because he or she is found guilty doesn’t mean the entire sentence will be done in jail or prison. The judge can… Read more
Many times when a loved one is arrested and taken to jail, there isn’t time to ask for details. He is put in a squad car and driven away, leaving you wondering why he was accused, what evidence they have and whether or not he did it. But be very careful because all calls from the jail to an outside phone are recorded. The temptation to get information when he… Read more
You’ve done really well on probation. You pass your drug tests, you’ve completed your classes, and you are current on your fees, but now you have a problem. A company offered you a job, but the required hours are in violation of the curfew your probation officer gave you. The judge didn’t impose it, so do you have to obey? Yes, but there are things you can do to try… Read more
If you enjoy writing letters and getting letters written to you, inmate pen pals can give you an outlet. Inmates make captive audiences, since they probably aren’t going anywhere soon and they generally love getting mail and making new friends on the outside. Your family is only concerned for you. Use common sense in choosing and maintaining your pen pal friendships and soon your family members may come around. While… Read more
Having a boyfriend in jail or prison sets you apart from others. You aren’t single, so hitting the clubs, going on dates or other activities reserved for the unattached are out. Then again, you really aren’t a couple at the moment because he can’t take you out to dinner or go on a double date. It’s no wonder that you look forward to the jail visits with such eagerness. Use… Read more
An inmate who is housed with your boyfriend in jail just called, telling you that your boyfriend has been rushed to the hospital. County jails don’t usually notify family members when an inmate is furloughed out to a hospital, but another inmate might let you know what has happened. In most cases, hospitalized inmates are not allowed visitors, but you may have options.
Call the jail administrator: County jails… Read more
You get the call that he has been arrested. With your heart pounding, you grab your car keys and wallet and race to the jail, only to be told he cannot be bonded out because he is on a “no bond” status. How does that happen? Doesn’t everyone have a right to a bond? The answer is, kind of. There are times when no bond means until he sees a… Read more