What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?
Posted 7/17/2014 by Mark Miclette
An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it. Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases.
Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?
Posted 7/24/2014 by Mark Miclette
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 ...
Federal Inmate Visitation Facts
Posted 6/9/2014 by Mark Miclette
Your husband will be allowed to have visitors on visitation day once he reaches his home federal prison. You will need to be on his visitation list and get approved but once that happens you can go see him. You might find the following information us...
Sending a Commissary MoneyGram to a Federal Inmate
Posted 5/31/2014 by Mark Miclette
Sending commissary funds to a federal inmate through the post office can cause delays. Try these five steps to get it there with a MoneyGram.
Be sure he is actually at the federal prison. The federal system can take weeks and even mo...
The State Dropped My Criminal Case: Can Feds Pick It Up?
Posted 5/15/2014 by Mark Miclette
When the State dropped its criminal case, you probably breathed a sigh of relief. In most cases, that will be end of it, but you should know the Feds have the right to pick the case up and go for it in Federal Court. They can prosecute any State case...
Four Problems With the Federal Incarceration System
Posted 4/4/2014 by Mark Miclette
Inmates can be sent far away. With state convictions, the inmates are only sent to prisons within the state. The federal system can send an inmate to a prison anywhere in the United States.
No parole. Federal inmates are not eligible for parole ...
Federal Prison System: What does it Mean to Self-Surrender?
Posted 3/12/2014 by Mark Miclette
Your husband has been convicted of a federal crime and has been sentenced to prison but instead of being taken from the courtroom, he was instructed to wait at home for further instructions. There are both positives and negatives with Self-Surrender....