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What to Expect When Calling an Inmate

If you're contending with a loved one's incarceration, you're far from alone. In fact, about half of Americans have family members who have at some point been inmates. The inmate correspondence system can be a saving grace for these families, but... Read more

7 Simple Ways to Help Someone in Jail

It's easy to feel alone and scared when your loved one is incarcerated, but you're far from it. In fact, almost half of Americans have a close family member in prisons across the US. Providing support for someone in jail is a priority for most of... 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

Have an Incarcerated Loved One? 3 Essential Ways You Can Support an Inmate In Jail

Having a loved one in jail is tough on the inmate and all friends and family involved. However, supporting an inmate in jail can mean as little as accepting their phone call. If you're unsure how to support someone in jail, keep reading to find... Read more

5 Essential Tips for Contacting an Inmate In Jail

Being an inmate in jail can be an incredibly stressful experience, but one thing that keeps a lot of inmates going is their contact with the outside world. Are you trying to contact someone in jail? You might be finding the process a bi... Read more

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 th... Read more

Best Days for Inmate Phone Calls

As much as you would like to talk to your inmate each day, the cost of inmate phone calls makes this impossible for most people. If your budget can only handle a couple of calls a week, tell your inmate to call you on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursd... Read more

Fun Ideas for Inmate Mail

Writing to your inmate is an invaluable way to communicate. You’ll have your share of serious life issues letters, but here are some fun ways to entertain each other through letters. These can be done on postcards, too. Top 5 + 5 = 10 Each of y... Read more