How Friends and Family Members Can Find Information About an Inmate

Over ten million people are arrested and end up in jail in some capacity every year in the United States. Given a detainee's extremely limited contact with the outside world, learning about their situation can be difficult. Looking for inmat... Read more

County Jail vs. State Prison: What Are the Key Differences?

In the United States, there are over 2 million people incarcerated in jails and prisons. In fact, the United States has the largest percentage of population in prison of any country. The number of prisoners has only grown over the last few decade... Read more

How to Send an Inmate Care Package

Do you want to send an inmate care package to your loved one? Prison can take a toll on a person as it keeps one away from the people they love the most. Research links feelings of loneliness and social isolation to adverse health effects includi... Read more

Should Children Visit Incarcerated Parents? How Can They Make a Visit?

America has an epidemic of parents in prison. Prisoners have nearly 1.5 million minor children, and nearly half of all prisoners are parents. Incarceration can make the bond between parents and children tenuous. But there are ways a child can vis... Read more

Formerly Incarcerated: How to Maintain Healthy Habits

After recently being released from jail or prison, it's not always easy to adjust back to normal life. This is especially true for those who've spent several years of their lives incarcerated. After so many years in either jail or prison, an incarce... Read more

Helping an Inmate Prepare for a Halfway House

According to statistical information, approximately 44% of inmates released from prison return to prison within the first year of their release.  If you have a loved one getting out of jail soon, you might want to help them avoid going back.... Read more

Your Guide to Understanding the Role of the Recidivism Rate

Do you want to know how the U.S. Justice system measures success after prison? The goal of the Justice system is to keep crime off the streets, but it shouldn't just be reactionary. Instead, an ideal Justice system puts programs in place. These p... Read more

How to Prepare for Inmate Visitation: What to Expect

Did you know there are roughly 2.1 million people in the United States who are behind bars? It’s important to remember that for every incarcerated individual there are family members, significant others, and friends that worry about them. Inmate ... Read more