He Expected Probation, Instead He Went to Jail.
Posted 3/22/2015 by Mark Miclette
My name is Jonathan. I thought I was going to get probation. Everyone I knew got probation for the same charge, but when I was called in front of the judge, he sentenced me to 30 days in jail. I was handcuffed, taken into custody in front of everyone...
How to Survive Prison
Posted 3/21/2015 by Mark Miclette
Most people know the importance of working out and staying physically fit to survive prison, but mental strength and attitude play a huge role in getting through incarceration.
Expand Your Skills
If the prison offers classes, sign up for some. ...
The First Few Days of Life after Imprisonment
Posted 3/20/2015 by Mark Miclette
Society has an expectation that once an inmate is set free he or she can just jump right back into life, but that isn’t the way it works. The best way to get back into normal life after incarceration is to take a few baby steps the first few days.
Pregnant and Imprisoned
Posted 3/18/2015 by Mark Miclette
My name is Ashley. My probation officer violated me and had me sent to jail for three months. I was four months pregnant at the time. When I got to the jail, I told them I was pregnant, and they had me see a nurse practitioner right away who set up a...
Checking In To Prison - Aaron’s Story
Posted 3/16/2015 by Mark Miclette
When the judge sentenced me to six months in the county jail, my first thought was about my family. Without me there to work and pay the bills, my wife and kids would lose the apartment. My attorney spoke up right away and asked the judge to allow me...
How To Keep an Inmate Involved in the Lives of the Children
Posted 12/2/2014 by Mark Miclette
One of the hardest things for an inmate to deal with is being removed from his or her children. Not being there for daily routines means missing out on much of the child’s development and preparation for life. These easy steps will keep your inmate c...
Parents in Jail: Getting a Preschool-aged Child Ready to Visit
Posted 11/11/2014 by Mark Miclette
Preschool-aged children are very attached to their parents. If one of them is suddenly arrested and incarcerated it can cause lots of anxiety. Allowing the child to visit the parent can help alleviate those fears but it is important to explain what’s...
Deciding How Much Money to Put on the Books
Posted 10/31/2014 by Mark Miclette
What does the inmate need?
Contact the jail and ask what basics are supplied. Most jails give the inmates toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap and toilet paper. Ask them what happens if the inmate runs out of something. is it replaced right awa...