Blog / Brevard

Working in Jail: The Guide to Inmate Employment

For those staying in county or city jail, sentences are typically short–not more than one year at most. However, even with a relatively short sentence, having activities such as a work program may be a welcome way to pass the time. Plus, work progra... Read more

Inmate Meals: What Is Food Like In Local County and City Jails?

Meals in county jails are designed to provide inmates with the necessary calories and nutrients to survive. However, inmate meals aren't usually focused on variety or flavor. While stays in county jails are typically short for most inmates, there ar... Read more

Mugshots: After Jail, How Can An Inmate Remove Their Mugshots From Public Records?

No matter the charges, every inmate that gets booked into jail has their mugshot taken for public records. These public records can then be on the internet in a matter of hours or days. The instant uploading of an inmate's mugshot means that anyone ... Read more

How Does Expungement Work: An Inmate Guide on Life After Jail

There are many reasons why someone might want to get their arrest record expunged. From discrimination in housing to jeopardizing job opportunities, having a public arrest record can impact a person's future. Expungement is an opportunity for these ... Read more

Correctional Facilities: The Differences Between Jail vs. Prison

Incarceration is an American scourge. More than 1.4 million Americans lived in prison in 2020.  Yet this number doesn't account for all incarcerated people. Many people spent days or weeks in jail, and most Americans conflate prison with jai... 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

6 Tips for How to Help a Child Whose Parent Is in Jail

The stats might surprise you, but more than 5 million children have had at least one parent in prison at one time or another! That's 7% of all US children.  This figure is probably an underestimate since non-residential incarcerated parents ... Read more

Mental Health Amongst the Incarcerated Population: How to Help

Did you know that more than half of all prison and jail inmates have a mental health problem? This is over one million members of the incarcerated population.  Despite the high prevalence of mental illness in jail, mental health services in ... Read more