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Navigating Inmate Search Databases: A Step-by-Step Guid

If you're among the 45% of Americans who are close to someone behind bars, you likely want to find them within the US incarceration system. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to navigate prison records to find an inmate effectively. Luckily, on... 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

What’s the Difference between Jails and Prisons?

Both jails and prisons house inmates but there are some important differences in what the two institutions are used for. Sentenced or Not? People accused of crimes but not yet convicted are held in county or city jails. In some cases, a bond am... Read more

What to do if a Family Member Goes Missing

When a family member goes missing, it strikes fear in the heart of loved ones but panicking will not help the situation. The following steps can narrow the search and if authorities become involved will help them streamline the process. Contact au... Read more

With One Free Jail Call, Who Should I Reach Out To When I Get Arrested?

Anyone who has been incarcerated will tell you that once you are booked, given inmate attire, and assigned to a housing unit, your connection with the outside world is greatly reduced. During the booking process most jails will allow you one free pho... Read more

Solitary Confinement for Teenagers is a Bad Idea. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Inhumane disciplinary isolation for incarcerated children is causing suicides and other harm. All who believe that teenagers deserve special attention at their time of need will be interested in the recommendations in this New York Times piece. Re... Read more