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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

Drastically Reduce the Cost of Calls from Your Out of State Inmate

Most facilities contract with a third-party company so you can fund prepaid calls, but if those calls are long distance, it can become cost-prohibitive. Luckily there is a way to pay local call rates for long-distance calls on a prepaid service. F... Read more

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 se... Read more

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... Read more

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