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Inmate Surgery: What if a Prisoner Requires Specialized Treatment?

Whether your inmate had a medical condition requiring surgery before going to jail or the condition developed after he was there, the jail is legally responsible for making sure his needs are taken care of. In most cases the following steps will be t... Read more

Can Death Row Inmates Get Visits?

Inmates who have been sentenced to die are housed in designated areas of prisons commonly referred to as death row. The appeals process in a death sentence case can take years to complete. In the meantime, the inmates are typically confined to their ... Read more

Can I Talk to An Inmate in the Court Room?

It may be tempting to try to talk to an inmate in the courtroom, especially if the only contact you have had since their arrest has been through a computer monitor on visiting days. But if you attempt to have a conversation, even by mouthing the word... Read more

Can An Inmate Parole To My House?

Most incarcerated adults are given an opportunity to have a parole hearing. This hearing determines if an inmate is going to be released on parole or will have to continue serving time in prison. It is important to have a life and support plan in pla... Read more

What is a Probation Violation?

Whether you are on probation after being in jail or you were allowed to be on probation instead of going to jail, there are rules and guidelines that you are required to follow. If you break any of these rules, your probation officer has the right to... Read more

Your Incarcerated Loved One is a Sex Offender

Society does not like sex offenders, but you love someone who was convicted as one. This puts you in an awkward position sometimes. Whether your loved one did it or not is now irrelevant when it comes to society's attitudes. A conviction is all that ... Read more

Does An Inmate Deserve Good Health Care?

On Feb 11, 2013 my husband, Scott passed away. He was 40 years old and had been serving a 42-month sentence on drug-related charges prior to his death. He was in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections when he died. For most of his life, ... Read more

What Does Being In The Hole Mean?

You just got word that your loved on is “in the hole.” What does that mean? It means he or she has been moved to a segregated area of the jail or prison and given a one-person cell. Typically, an inmate is put in the hole as a form of punishment. Bei... Read more