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Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor's office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, "Possession of a Class I drug for resale," or "Possession of a Class II drug". How They're Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are […]

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

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 […]

Losing SSI and SSDI Benefits While Incarcerated

Your husband goes to jail and you figure his Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will at least help with the bills even though he is not home to receive them. When the payments stop, there are four reasons why this may happen. Here are the four stages of the […]

Pregnant and Imprisoned

My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up an appointment for an […]

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 […]

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by "plain" cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate's holiday or greeting cards arrive on time. The facility's website might have a vague statement about only sending "plain" cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you […]

Time Inmate Visitation So it Works

Many jails provide a variety of visitation options during the week and you should take advantage of this if you can. Though your inmate will be thrilled to see you at any time, strategic scheduling can make a big difference in the quality of the visit. Time of Day Choose a time that he or […]

The Truth about Prison Phone Calls

Your inmate needs to stay connected to friends and family. While lots of information can be shared on the phone, precautions must be taken so that everyone involved can avoid having future problems. Phone Calls are Recorded If your inmate wants to discuss the case with you by phone, use extreme caution going forward. The […]

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 […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

The Three Most Dangerous Prisons in America

There are many factors that go into choosing the most dangerous prisons in the USA. The media spotlights isolated cases of prison violence, which makes that facility seem dangerous. The fact is there is danger in every prison, but some are more notorious for San Quentin State Prison: San Rafael, California There are more death […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

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MCC San Diego - ADX Security Correctional Center Inmate Search

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Can I Visit an Inmate if I am on Probation or Parole?

A friend or family member has been arrested and this has created chaos and stress. Before you race off to visit him or her in jail, if you are on probation or parole you need to take the following steps. Find out the Rules Some jails will not allow anyone on probation or parole to […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children

One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child's development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate connected and active in the lives of the children. Phone […]

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won't be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living. Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the […]

How I Overcame Fear in Jail

Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they're mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind. The first time I went to jail I was only 18, and I went for […]

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 […]

Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account. Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a […]

What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

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 […]

When Your Online Search Doesn't Find Your Inmate

Many jails have online databases listing those who have been arrested. In some cases, the database is updated every few minutes. If you do a search but nothing comes up, it doesn't necessarily mean your loved one is not incarcerated. There are several reasons an inmate can be in jail but not showing up in […]

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone. Check Visitation Rules Some jails will allow people to split visits […]

How to Survive Prison

Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration. Expand Your Skills If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. Whether it is music lessons, anger management or business math, anything you learn is something […]

Checking In To Prison – Aaron's Story

When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me to check in at a later […]

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  1. maria toro Sun, Nov 14 2010 10:00 PM

    el servicio de mcc de 808 union st san diego ca 92101 de ls oficiales a mi servicio fe de 3 oficiales muy bueno en un año que yo estube visitando a mi esposo lo que son las oficiales no fue tan grato y pues podia abrazar a mi esposo darle besitos grasias por sus servisios

  2. Sofia(: Sun, Apr 24 2011 6:36 PM

    How Can I Get an Inmates Booking/Registration Number?

  3. mary Mon, Jan 30 2012 6:57 AM

    hola se quejan que tienen las carceles llenas y que les cuesta mucho dinero entonces que ganan con tener a los cientos de ilegales en la carcel solo por ir a buscar una mejor vida e ir a hacer un trabajo que uno con papeles no lo haria por eso no tienen trabajadores en el campo, den visas de trabajo temporales y todos estaremos mejor

  4. Patricia Kelly Wed, Mar 21 2012 12:37 AM

    How can I find out if my daughter was booked into the jail on January 6, 2012 for DUI, driving without a license, talking on her cell phone and speeding. Her name is Susan Davis, 8975 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido, CA 92026. She is approximately 55 years of age.

  5. Aracely Fri, Mar 23 2012 2:14 AM

    i just want to know when is Luis Alfonso Janes going to come out i miss him so much? :) please let me know tell him to write me a Letter from,Su Guerita <3

  6. jose Wed, Apr 04 2012 6:56 PM

    Whow can i know if a family menbers is in mcc on the web?

  7. Admin Thu, Apr 05 2012 12:30 AM

    Top left of this page is the Inmate Search in the orange area. However, often an MCC will not list inmates who have not been sentenced. Your best bet is to call them (619) 232-4311.

  8. angie Sat, Apr 07 2012 3:51 PM

    I have sent a total of 2 visiting forms & my fiance who is an inmate at MCC says counselor hasnt received any of them. I filled out application & signed, does anyone know how long the process is for approval? the 1st application was mailed over a month ago.

  9. Admin Sun, May 06 2012 12:19 AM

    Don't get frustrated. keep sending the forms in until it gets approved. They control the situation and approving visits are low on their priority list.

  10. Elizabeth Sat, May 26 2012 12:45 PM

    How long does it take before an inmate is able to make a phone call to a family member? Or how can the family find out more information on an inmate?

  11. LUZ ACOSTA Mon, Jul 02 2012 4:29 PM


  12. diana veytia Sun, Jul 08 2012 12:48 AM

    como puedo localizar a mi papa se que esta en san diego mcc, no tengo visa para cruzar a verlo y lo quiero ayudar no se como hacerle?

  13. tracy iribe Fri, Aug 10 2012 9:32 PM

    i have my brother thats in mcc but im trying to look for him on line n i cant find nothing about him i wanna know how can i visit him i live in san diego!

  14. Norma Fri, Oct 05 2012 9:57 AM

    My daughter is in MCC San Diego...she has not contacted me for a month, she has cronic kidney probles and I dont know if she has been transfer to onother location. Been trying to locate her through this page and cant get anywere. Just need to know she's ok and that she is still here in San Diego. The last time I talk to her she was to send me some information to send back to her, so I can vicit her. PLEASE HELP!

  15. estela López Fri, Oct 19 2012 4:03 PM

    Hola como que puedo hacer mi esposo bueno somos pareja en unión libre se que está en la mcc y no tengo visa como pudo hacerle para verlo y mandarle dinero gracias

  16. Tee Jaimes Tue, Nov 13 2012 4:56 AM

    For Vistiting Approval Can Take Up To 2 Months

  17. patty Thu, Nov 29 2012 3:09 PM

    Hello i want to know my husband A Number is that the same as his register number.

  18. alex Thu, Dec 27 2012 1:29 AM

    no puedo ir a visitar a mi marido porque no entiendo su sistema de visitas y el ya me mando las formas y nunca me llegaron como puedo hacerle entonces?? ayudenme

  19. dulce soledad hernandez ramirez Sun, Jan 06 2013 12:08 PM

    disculpen desearia que me pudieran ayudar a darme informes sobre mi tio roberto ramirez chincoya.... pues me han dicho que fallecio el pasado jueves y rogaria que me dieran informes para asegurarme... espero pronto su respuesta aaa perdon el numero de interno es el 81-198-198

  20. SUSANA ARACELI ZARATE Fri, Jan 18 2013 5:25 PM


  21. Ruben A. Inzunza V. Sat, Feb 02 2013 6:14 PM

    my son was deteined in san diego mcc but I lost contact with him his name is Jesus M.Inzunza what I´ll like to know is prison term he is going to serv and were was he sent to,he is 27 years old

  22. Guadalupe Fri, Feb 22 2013 9:34 PM

    Hola necesito la forma para poder visitar interno.

  23. rosalinda Thu, Mar 14 2013 12:15 AM

    estoy buscando a carlos alfredo martinez # 30853298 si alguien lo conoce favor de cominicarse a 686 253 85 71 lo ultimo k supe de el es k va a pagar su condena en san diego y el trabaja cortando el pelo ahi adentro yo lo veo como un hijo y seria una bendicion k me pudiera comunicar con el tiene 23 años y dejo 3 hijos aki en mexicaly

  24. carlos aguirre Wed, May 29 2013 1:18 PM

    how can I send money to an inmate in mcc sandiego via westerunion from mexico?

  25. giovadora Wed, Jul 03 2013 1:00 AM

    How can a visit or write to my friend in this facility? He hasn't call me in a while and u dont now anything about him

  26. ROSALINDA Wed, Jul 03 2013 2:58 PM

    buen dia, no piedo las esperanzas de encontar a carlos alfredo martinez #30853298 por favor si alguien tiene algun numero de tel par poder comunicarme ala prision por k los k estan en la pagina no responden gracias y se k algun dia tendre comunicacion con el

  27. selene Mon, Jul 22 2013 4:39 PM

    Hola, quien me puede informar de Apolinar Hernandez carrillo. este numero tenia su bolsa de pertenencias q me entregaron.AZ722677.

  28. MARLEN Mon, Jul 29 2013 2:49 PM

    MARLEN lun, 29 de julio 2013 hola quiero saber si me pueden dar informACION SOBRE MI ESPOSO ES FRANCISCO CORTEZ CASTRO ESTA EN EL MCC EN SD. GRACIAS

  29. luis Fri, Aug 23 2013 3:51 PM

    en que piso esta señora acabo de salir de alli conosco a unos bueno a varioas de alli

  30. Maria Guadalupe Ballardo Moreno Sun, Mar 02 2014 9:14 PM

    SOY GUADALUPE BALLARDO M..02-MARZO-2014..6:15 pm....Buenas Noches!!!estoy buscando informacion de mi esposo PATRICK TAMAYO HIZON. el es recidente americano (de SAN DIEGO CA).Pero el fisicamente es (FILIPINO)tiene 43 years.Me informaron q lo pasaron a la carcel FEDERAL de san diego...EN realidad no se donde esta bueno en cual carcel solo me informaron en la carcel anteriormente mencionada ok le voy agradecer muchisimo si usted me informa sobre mi esposo ya q tenia 1 mes sin saver de el hasta hace 4 dias me dieron esta informacion la cual no lo se si sea verdad,pero hay en mi una esperanza de saver de el ...MUCHAS GRACIAS Y DIOS LO BENDICE

  31. Alex Thu, May 07 2015 11:25 AM

    Morning how do I find an inmates court date who is in San Diego prison

  32. iamme Tue, Jul 14 2015 12:55 AM

    Morning I had a question why isn't anybody doing anything about the prison guard thats undercover that's allowing inmates to get beat and sexual assaulted I'll wait while u come up with a answer....

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