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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

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, […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

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 […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

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

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

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 Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

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 […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

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, […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you're a convicted felon. It's up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include: If You're Charged If you've been charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

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 […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

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

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

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 Louisiana include: If You've Been Charged You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated […]

Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit

Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what's coming with age-appropriate discussions. Talk it over immediately Waiting too long to explain […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

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 […]

Helpful Workout Routines if you are in State or Federal Prison

Incarceration is scary. It doesn't matter how old or tough you are, fear is a natural response to being sent to prison. Not showing that fear is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself while doing your time. Exercise is a perfect tool to alleviate fear. According to Harvard Health […]

What if an Inmate Becomes Terminally Ill?

You were handling your husband's incarceration by visiting once a month, writing constantly, and hearing him out during phone calls. Recently he was declared terminally ill, and all you want now is to spend his last few months with him, and you're hoping he can pass surrounded by family. In some states this is becoming […]

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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

    QUE PUEDO HACER PARA AYUDAR UN AMIGO DE GUATEMALA PARA QUE TENGA SU RECIDENCIA MI PERRO LO ESTRANA YA QUE ERA SU NINERO POFAVOR DIGAME COMO? LE AGRADECERE Y MIS PAJAROS LO ESTRANAN TAMBIEN MIS PLANTAS PUEDO PAGAR UNA FIANZA

  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

    ME PUEDEN INFORMAR A QUE HORARIOS Y DIAS PUEDO ACUDIR CON USTEDES PARA QUE ME DEN INFORMACION, DE CUANDO ES LA 1RA. AUDIENCIA DE MI HERMANO SU NO. ES 37158-298 GIENTTILE SALAZAR, Y SI ALLI MISMO PUEDO LLENAR EL FORMULARIO PARA VISITARLO, Y SI USTEDES ME PUEDEN AVISAR A MI CORREO SI FUE APROBADO MI SOLICITUD DE VISITANTE.

  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

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