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Three Ways to Make Jail Calls Cheaper

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What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

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Should I Tell My Kids I am an Addict?

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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 […]

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you're still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons: It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs […]

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping […]

Why The Male Model Doesn't Work for Women Inmates

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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. […]

How to Get Your Visitation Suspension Lifted

The hardest part of having your jail visits suspended indefinitely is not having any idea when or if you are going to be able to visit your inmate again. In most cases, visits are suspended due to the visitor violating visitation rules. There are things you can do to try and those visits reinstated. Get […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

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 […]

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

Almost all jails and prisons require that books be sent to inmates directly from the publisher or a reputable online vendor, such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. This requirement actually makes it simpler for you because you can compare prices easily and avoid shopping trips away from home or work and packaging time. How to Order […]

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 […]

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  1. Marissa Mon, Dec 05 2011 7:57 PM

    How do you find out the TDCJ # when the inmate has just been transferred??

  2. DANIA Mon, Dec 26 2011 2:36 PM


  3. Arch Thu, Jan 05 2012 5:47 PM

    To marissa, http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/tab4_online.html Go to this website and there is a link of offender search. To Dania, you have to be on the list the inmate makes and turns into the Sgt. that's how it works in jail anyway but i've been reading other forums and looks like it's the same here.

  4. toni sosa Thu, Feb 02 2012 3:13 PM

    i have twin sre will thet keep them togetheand im worriedr its there first time in trouble

  5. susy Wed, Feb 15 2012 2:09 AM

    My boyfriend is in jail and I want to go visit him so that he can meet our 4 months old baby girl. What kind of id can i provide to be able to see him??

  6. jaime martinez Sun, May 20 2012 11:14 PM

    My son got hurt in graza west .. why was I not called. He is only 21

  7. Bianca Salas Thu, May 31 2012 3:32 PM

    My Husband James Salas Is In GarzaWest And I have Not Recieved A Letter From Him In 8Days..What Is Going On...Im soo Worried Can Someone Tell Me If He Signed Of To Get What I sent...

  8. PinkCandy Tue, Jul 17 2012 1:24 PM

    Hi,my husband is at garza west and i will be going to my first contact visit this weekend.Can sumone give me sum advice can we wear jewelery???help is appreciated...

  9. Stephanie Sat, Dec 01 2012 1:03 AM

    my husbandjust got moved there ..when will i be able to send him letters?? or when can i visit him ??

  10. brenda T Sat, Dec 01 2012 1:33 PM

    Hi, my dad has been in cameron county for almost 5 months, he was sentenced back in August and he's still in county. When will he get transfer from there? Also, he already finished his time but no probation officer has seen him because he still hasn't be moved. His time is comple and still in county. Not fair.

  11. dennise marroquin Sat, Dec 01 2012 7:04 PM

    how can I put money in his trust funds I tried money gram and western union and his t.d.c number doesn't go threw the system and he just went in November 29, 2012 and is there another way to any thing will be helpful

  12. Jenny Wed, Feb 20 2013 1:35 AM

    How can I schedule a video visitation because I have tried to schedule one but it says that the offender does not have permission for that, what does he need to do in order to get the video visitation???

  13. Veronica Borrego Sun, Feb 24 2013 5:26 PM

    I havent heard from my husband Carlos Zambrano in a month.Im worried.I called the facility but they couldnt give me any info.Who can I talk to?Going crazy with worry!

  14. gucci Tue, Apr 02 2013 3:12 PM

    fuck the lawz

  15. J Fri, May 24 2013 9:13 PM

    My husband got moved also haven't heard from him he's in garza west can u write or not how long do I have to wait to talk to him or write him

  16. Peggy Wed, Jun 12 2013 9:53 AM

    J, As long as you know his TDCJ # you can write to him before he writes to you. You can go to the main page on the tdcj Garza website to get his number. He will get the mail. Talking to him on the phone timeframe is he has to be there 90days. Visits are after 30 days First visit is a window visit. Anymore questions you can email me at zenkist@yahoo.com. My husband has been there since Oct 2012. Knock on wood all has been good for him so far. But I know a lot of cheap ways to get money to them. What you can and cannot wear, take in etc... I am creating a website for helping people that had never been through this like we were. I had to learn it all the hard way, but I do a lot of research.

  17. rodrigues Wed, Jun 19 2013 1:29 PM

    my husband just got transfer in garzawest and i want to write him but i dont know how to put the whole address and his info... can someone help me? do you know when can i visit him? can ya tell me what can i wear for the visits? thank you!!

  18. adelina Fri, Jun 28 2013 12:54 AM

    My boyfriend is in garza west were not married, can we I still have physical visits with him?

  19. mona Sat, Jul 06 2013 12:20 PM

    My boyfriend is in garza west we r not married but we do have a 1 yr old together and he did put me down as the mother of his child can we still have a contact visit

  20. lucy viormat Tue, Jul 16 2013 3:24 AM

    Garza west is a pretty tough place to be. Really mean female officers that bitch till your ears burn. My advice is once you find out a loved one is there. Wire money asap even if they already had money. It takes like a month to process all ur funds and you have nothing. But if you wire it it appears instantly. I was there for 45 days and never made a call never bought a thing. Mainly because at first I had money. Then we got put on routine lockdowwn. Suckd big time

  21. Elizabeth Sat, Oct 26 2013 3:38 PM

    Thanks for the info Peggy, you already answered one of my questions. My husband just got moved to Garza West last week. What phone system to do they go through? Is it IC Solutions too? I got a letter from him today asking me to set up the phone so he can call me but I don't know and cant find the info anywhere on who to call. He was at Cotulla before, then Bexar County, then to Garza west now and I guess he may be going back to Cotulla sometime. I just want to be able to talk to him as soon as he can call so I want to try to set the phone thing up. Thanks for any help!

  22. jackie Fri, Nov 01 2013 6:15 PM

    does anyone know if I have to be married to visit ? and how many pics can I send him at a time ?

  23. ann Mon, Nov 25 2013 4:34 PM

    my husband said you can send as many pics as you want. i believe you have to be married to get contact visit. if your not married you can get a regular visit. you can mail them at anytime with their tdcj number

  24. jackie Tue, Nov 26 2013 6:07 PM

    I haven't heard from my husband in 2 weeks at first letters were coming and going with no problem now idk what is going on im going crazy I call and they wont give me no info it making me mad ! anyone have any idea what may be going on?

  25. pm Tue, Dec 10 2013 12:53 PM

    Who is aloud to have a contact visit with an inmate??

  26. monica Wed, Dec 11 2013 1:34 AM

    Family only is allowed to have a contact visit with the inmate :( my husbands in garz west riright nkw

  27. mm Wed, Dec 11 2013 5:07 PM

    How would I know if im on the visitation list?

  28. pm Wed, Dec 11 2013 5:17 PM

    Thanx Monica my bf just got to garza west

  29. missingmybrother Wed, Dec 11 2013 7:18 PM

    Does anyone know how long the first visit is? Peggy gave some info above that the first visit is not until 30 days and it is window not contact, if someone can verify if that is true. Also any tips on what or what not to wear or bring

  30. irma reyes Tue, Dec 17 2013 3:18 PM

    How can I wire money to my brother that's in garza west cause money order goes to Huntsville.

  31. jennifer espinosa Fri, Dec 27 2013 3:22 PM

    my husband is in garza west. he has cancer and i need to know if there is a medical facility there that will give him the medical attention he needs? As far as i know he is not getting any kind of treatment right now and he desperatly needs it..his cancer is severe. can anyone give me information on what i can do?

  32. mona lisa Mon, Jan 13 2014 6:06 PM

    how can I wire money into an immates account.

  33. TD Thu, Feb 26 2015 7:23 PM

    How can I wire money to an inmate who got his TDCJ number changed and he is not yet in the system? I type in his new number on the offender search and says inmate not found.

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