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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 […]

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 […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

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 […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Why Doesn't An Addict Get Clean After Overdosing?

As told by an addict who overdosed and almost died twice before giving up drugs. How often did you get high before you overdosed? By the time I overdosed the first time, I was getting high on a daily basis. I no longer took drugs to enjoy a high. I took them to avoid being […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

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 […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

Inmate Voting Rights: Can I Vote After Being Convicted of a Misdemeanor Offense?

In most states, once you are released from jail for your misdemeanor conviction your voting rights are fully restored. In some cases, you are still allowed to vote even while incarcerated. In the states of Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan, South Dakota and Missouri, if you are in jail or prison due to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  1. erika Fri, Jan 07 2011 2:51 PM

    how can i see if my brother is there in tacoma

  2. LOLITA B. SEBASTIAN Thu, Jan 27 2011 11:21 PM

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE STATUS OF MY COUSIN ROLAND DE JESUS GATCHALIAN, MALE, ASIAN, 46 YEARS OLD WHOM IS NOW SUPPOSED TO BE DETAINED @ TACOMA FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT'S POSSIBLE FOR ALL OF US WITHIN THE FAMILY CIRCLE TO BE INFORMED WHAT ARE THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM? WHY HE IS IN THE PROCESSED OF BEING DEPORTED BACK TO OUR COUNTRY(PHILIPPINES)AND ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE'S SOMETHING OR IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT WE ALL CAN DO LEGALLY TO HELP FIGHT OR STOP THE PROCESS OF HIM FROM GETTING DEPORTED. I NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE ADVISE. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, TIME AND KIND UNDERSTANDING. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR RESPOND AND HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU RIGHT AWAY. AGAIN I THANK YOU.

  3. CINDY Fri, Jan 28 2011 3:30 PM

    I TOO AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS ARRESTED IN PORTLAND OREGON ON DECEMBER 13, 2010. HE IS SUPPOSE TO BE @ THE NW DETENTION CENTER, BUT WHEN I DO A SEARCH FOR HIM, NOTHING COMES UP. WHERE IS HE?

  4. JOSE Fri, Jan 28 2011 4:28 PM

    I AM LOOKING FOR AN SOMEONE WHO WAS SUPPOSABLY TRANSFERED FROM GREEN HILL DETENTION CENTER IN CHEHALIS, WA TO TACOMA CONTRACT DETENTION FACILITY. HE WAS TRANSSFERED ON JAN. 20, 2011. HIS NAME IS JONATHAN DAVILA HOW CAN I FIND HIM? THANK YOU

  5. Francisco Wed, Mar 23 2011 7:44 PM

    How can we get this matter solved with my uncle Leonel. ICE detained him for legal reasons. Can he e-mail me so I could take proper measures,to help him.

  6. cassie Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:57 PM

    Hi my name is cassandra aparicio on march 21 2011 i was at the nwdc bailing someone out and when i gave the red pass thing back my drivers lisence was not returned to me. i have called a few times but they are rude they are the one responsible for giving it back to me when i leave and all i would like is for them to please mail it to me Because i need it to drive. p.o box 993 tenino wa, 98589 thank you.

  7. Sara Tue, Mar 29 2011 11:02 AM

    I am trying to find information regarding an inmates status. Everytime I call the 253.779.600 X14 no one answers and i cannot leave a message. Who can I talk to? I cant seem to get a live person.

  8. ALEJANDRA Wed, Mar 30 2011 8:00 PM

    YOU GUYS HAVE REALLY BAD SERVICE THERE?!!!!1 I DONT KNOW WHY YOU GUYS HAVE RUDE PEOPLE THAT DONT KNOW SHIT OR HOW TO HELP A CUSTOMER OUT AND ONE STUPID SIMPLE QUESTON!

  9. Erica Thu, Mar 31 2011 1:02 PM

    I need information on how to post bail. Please help?

  10. nikki Tue, Apr 12 2011 8:55 AM

    I am wondering how I go about finding out information on my boyfriend who was arrested nov.16th,2010 in the dalles or. His name is Eulogio Arzate Pineda. I know he had a green card, but for some reason I heard he was being deported. I am searching every where I can for information of where he might be, or how i would be able to get a hold of him. Im not really understanding all of this, so if you could please send me info of whats going on with his status i would be very thankful

  11. Lily Pineda Sat, Apr 16 2011 5:44 PM

    nikki, you don't need to find out more information about your so called boyfriend. this is his daughter! and you got his name wrong just to tell you. yes he did have his green card, but because of heather he's going to get deported. and you don't need to understand anything anymore because he said that he wants nothing to do with you or any other skank. him and my mother are going to remarry so if you don't mind step aside! and if you want information why don't you ask me instead of posting it online? but anyway I don't want to make this long. but I told his you posted this and he said to tell you that he doesn't want anything to do with you or anyone that he loves my mom and the daughters he has with my mother.

  12. amanda Mon, Apr 18 2011 12:44 PM

    hi my fiance is in tacoma in the immigration facility, how do i go about getting married, we were going to get married in a year anyway, so how do i go about the process, my cousin is in the same position as i am in, so please help anyone, i need probono lawyers too where do i get that? i only have 30 days or he goes back to mexico. any help and advice will help. thank you

  13. guadalupe garcia Tue, May 17 2011 7:21 PM

    im trying to locate my sister betty garcia or beatriz garcia...she has not called us n she has money in her book...we are just worried her # is 201184151...i tru to locate her thru ice locator but its seem not be complted download thaks

  14. valerie stogdill Thu, May 19 2011 3:21 AM

    I am interested in a job was told u are hiring in the kitchen please could u let me know if u are looking for help thank you

  15. Eliza Ramos Tue, Jun 21 2011 6:49 PM

    how much do they lower the bail for an immigrant when they go to the bail hearing??? my cousin who's in there is illegal, but is able to get their reduced, but by how much... he was pulled over with a friend cuz his friend is illegal also

  16. Cindy Mon, Jun 27 2011 6:53 PM

    Hi, I was wondering how can I know when an inmate will be deported, or if the inmate is told in advance before he is deported? Thank You

  17. Maria Sat, Jul 02 2011 1:20 PM

    HoW can I sen money to a inmate in Tacoma?

  18. Daniela Wed, Jul 13 2011 12:03 PM

    I will like to find out about the case of my fiance Alfredo Renteria, I would like to know when is having a hearing or if he would be able to get a bail. I will appreciate if i can get an answer back. Thank You

  19. pam hernandez Mon, Jul 18 2011 9:47 PM

    I was wondering even if inmate doesn't have a lawyer and is only being detained for driving without a license do they still get bail??

  20. pam hernandez Mon, Jul 18 2011 9:51 PM

    @ Maria call 1866-516-0115 have the inmates a# and u will b able to talk to a live person or automated system

  21. Erica guzman Mon, Aug 29 2011 2:17 PM

    my husband will be moved to this facility by the end of the week and i have many questions?i need to know about the phone system,visiting information like days times,if they can have money?will it be taken from them?just wondering if anyone can help me out with some questions i have thanks

  22. alex L Fri, Sep 02 2011 12:39 AM

    My uncle is in this facility I would like to know how we can send him some money, or how this thing works

  23. samantha Tue, Sep 13 2011 4:12 PM

    how do I find out how much someones bail is or if they had one??

  24. caitlin gonzalez Fri, Oct 21 2011 12:36 PM

    I am 5 mths pregnet and my fiancee is in detetion there and I am trying to figure out how to go about marrying him while he is there please help me.

  25. heather Tue, Nov 15 2011 1:36 PM

    MY fiance was just transefered to the NW detention center this morning, how/when will we know if he is going to be deported or released??

  26. caitlin gonzalez Wed, Nov 16 2011 12:22 AM

    u wont know tell after he goses to court tell him he needs to ask for bail and that will all depend if he has past deportation good luck my fiance is getting deported in the next couple days after spending more then a month there

  27. Roger Sat, Nov 19 2011 7:35 PM

    Du you haveng Oscar Munguia-Morales with you. He liveng Bellepark east apartamentos 16241 Northeast 13th Place Bellevue, WA 98008

  28. Kris Atchison Wed, Dec 14 2011 4:07 AM

    My friend is in Tacoma NW Detention Center(East J st Tacoma Wa.) Tomorrow (Wed 12/14/2011) he has a bond hearing. I would like to know where (what address) he will be released from so we can pick him up if he makes bond. Kris

  29. Kate Fri, Dec 16 2011 2:20 AM

    How do you go about getting married to a detainee. Where do I go and get a license to get married . I thought both parties had to be present to get the license.. Thank you

  30. fabiola Wed, Dec 21 2011 3:29 AM

    Hi my brother Rigobero Vargas was deported from auburn wa about 3 years ago to juarez Mexico along with another inmate ...we havnt heard from him since , how can I obtain a list of the imates that were deported in Feb 3 years ago to try and find out if the other inmate happens to be alive or dead or if he knows something about my brother ..pls help me ..

  31. mari Wed, Jan 04 2012 6:49 PM

    please help how can i get my babys dad alien number i really need it to send him cards or go visit him and he doesnt have my phone number to call me please help me:'(

  32. Maritza Mon, Jan 16 2012 8:52 PM

    I've never encountred such un profesional people in my adult life.I have questions and no one seems to know any answers instead helping and directing me to someone who may have they brush me off like its no importance i just called to ask if i deposit money into the kiosk if my oved one woud recive it once in mexico he is bieng deported in 3 days the man who answered my call laughed and said wow why would you wait so long to find out i asked if there was someone who i can speak to who might be able and anwser my ? to wich he replied ma'm i have no idea i have to hang up......? Wow im speachless i suspected these were idiots last week @ my vist a spanish speakig couple want to see a family member the non spanish speaking baffon @ the counter thinks that speaking louder will make them some how understand shouts at them telling them no he is not here i dont know where they took him......um really??? This person was under your care and u lost him. Im speachless oh and these suppose illgeals cant work in this country but they can in there for a $1 a day...

  33. maritza Mon, Jan 16 2012 8:57 PM

    Mari if you go they have a kiosk in the waiting area by the lockers you can look him up you need to know his complete name and birthday....hope it helps.

  34. Melissa Tue, Feb 14 2012 1:37 AM

    My fiance is in the NWDC, and its been almost a year of us fighting his case. Does anyone know anything about asyulm or how I could marry him while he is still in custody? Thank you

  35. Kate Tue, Feb 14 2012 4:44 PM

    Melissa you can contact the lady on post 44 and 45.. She can perform the ceremony for you.. It's very easy to do.. Good luck to you

  36. Oksana Fri, Feb 17 2012 9:00 PM

    Is it possible to add money to my brothers account online, instead of sending it to him?

  37. Bonita Tue, Feb 21 2012 6:33 PM

    The steps for marrying someone in the detention center are: 1. Obtain a marriage license form (I have been told there are some in the library at the detention center. If they are all gone you must obtain them from the courthouse.) 2.Your fiance must fill out the marriage license form and have it notarized by the notary public staff person at the detention center. 3. Once the person in detention has filled out the form and had it notarized they need to give it to you/mail it to you. 4. Fill out your portion of the form. Take it to the courthouse and get your marriage license. 5. Give the license to the person in detention so they can provide it to the detention center staff. 6. Once the detention center staff assign you a date for your ceremony call me to arrange it. (360) 515-0727. 7. I will perform your ceremony at the detention center. You must provide your own 2 witnesses.

  38. Bonita Tue, Feb 21 2012 6:37 PM

    los pasos para casarse con alguien en el centro de detención son: 1. obtener un formulario de certificado de matrimonio (me han dicho que hay algunos en la biblioteca del centro de detención. si se han ido todos los debe obtener de la corte.)2.El novio debe llenar el formulario de licencia de matrimonio y lo han legalizado por el miembro del personal de un notario público en el centro de detención. 3. una vez que la persona detenida ha rellenado el formulario, y había un notario que necesitan para darle a usted 4. llenar la parte del formulario. llevarlo a la corte y obtener su licencia de matrimonio. 5. dar la licencia a la persona detenida para que puedan ofrecer al personal de centro de detención. 6. una vez que el personal del centro de detención le asignará una fecha para su ceremonia de llama que yo la arreglara. (360) 515 a 0727. 7. voy a realizar su ceremonia en el centro de detención. debe proporcionar a sus propios testigos 2.

  39. erika Wed, Mar 14 2012 2:41 PM

    how do i add money?

  40. layla Tue, Apr 24 2012 9:49 PM

    how to find out if my brother in tacoma

  41. Bonita Tue, May 22 2012 10:56 AM

    MARRIAGE-WEDDING OFFICIANT- I will perform your ceremony at the ICE Detention Center. Your ceremony will include your choice of traditional wedding vows, your own written vows, or any combination personalized to reflect your love and values. My officiant fee is a flat rate of $150. I also require a $75 deposit to hold your ceremony date. Please email your name, the desired date and time of your ceremony, also include your phone number so I can contact you. lovingcelebrationsweddings@hotmail.com or call (360) 515-0727

  42. Bonita Wed, May 23 2012 12:36 PM

    Update to item # 48 - New e-mail address for marriages in ICE: ICEWeddings@hotmail.com

  43. Yolanda Wed, May 30 2012 3:46 PM

    My niece is currently detained in yakima wa she has been detained 6months and we are trying to bail her out who do we have to get ahold of to make this possible. please if any one has information please email me at mrs.yolyorozco@yahoo.com thank you God-Bless...............

  44. lucero Mon, Jun 11 2012 1:04 PM

    how can i find out someones A-number??

  45. tia Thu, Sep 27 2012 12:17 PM

    I have ben thru this 3 times u can only add money if u go to the detention center and u can only get there A number by the inmate calling and telling you if you have there A number you can call and check the status on the automated system

  46. Nelson Wed, Nov 21 2012 7:16 PM

    Migracion no me da informacion de un detenido q fue trasladado por la patrulla fronteriza a seatle alguien puede decirme como la encuentro xfa gracias

  47. jose Mon, Aug 26 2013 12:02 AM

    Quiero saber como enviarle dinero a mi hermanto kecesta detenido ahi.

  48. jv Sat, Dec 28 2013 2:03 AM

    You guys have a phone # that no one answer and neither answer a simple ? So how do the peoples relatives know the status or if.they still there or know if the person im looking for its already on them country you guys should have a phone # where we the people can get a acurate info. Of our relatives or family thank you

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