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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 […]

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it's changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who's the most badass? Females have been linked to the criminal justice system throughout history, but it's clear that they are […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

This is content sponsored by Netflix (producers of Orange Is The New Black) for the New York Times. There are some interesting facts and a few videos worth watching if you are concerned with the incarceration of women and the related issues.   Women serving time in American prisons

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can't write a letter each day […]

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 Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to […]

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 […]

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

What is an Inmate Money or Commissary Account?

Most jails and prisons in America allow friends and family members of inmates to make deposits to inmate money accounts. They are set up to give the inmate access to various services including commissary purchases and phone use. Some facilities deduct nominal amounts from these accounts for inmate health visits and other jail fees. Commissary […]

An Inmate Can Meditate to Alleviate Fears in Prison

If someone you know is in prison, you can be sure there is stress involved in that inmate's daily life. Prisons are loud, can be dangerous and there is very little freedom. In addition, simply being sentenced to do time disrupts life with regard to employment, family and other outside obligations. By the time the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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MCC San Diego - ADX Security Correctional Center Inmate Search

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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 […]

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 […]

Why Commissary is Important

Commissary funds are deposited to an inmate's account so he or she can purchase personal hygiene items, stationery supplies and snacks. Some lists also offer clothing, electronics, books and phone cards, among other things. A Relief from Hunger Inmates are typically fed two to three meals a day. The ingredients are high in calorie and […]

What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases. Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

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

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. […]

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. First, Do Some Very Basic Research Find out the area code for the jail […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment

Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn't the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days. Delay the Party Friends and […]

How Does a Bail Bond Process Work?

Many states allow defendants to be released from jail to wait for court by paying a percentage of the total bond amount. Percentages range from 10 to 20 percent depending on state law. Understand how the process works to help someone who's been arrested. What is a Bond? A bond is an amount of money […]

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can't be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You'll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banking on the belief you will be released before your […]

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 […]

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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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