What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?
Posted 9/29/2014 by Mark Miclette
A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame.
What the Number Means
The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must se...
Consequences of Providing Contraband to an Inmate
Posted 9/28/2014 by Mark Miclette
It is never a good idea to mail contraband to an inmate or to bring it on a visit. The consequences for such actions are serious not only for the inmate, but also for you.
What is Contraband?
Contraband is anything that inmates are not allowed ...
4 Good Places to Find Prison Pen Pals
Posted 9/3/2014 by Mark Miclette
Learn About Them Through friends. If you know someone who is incarcerated or has a family member incarcerated, ask for the name of an inmate who might like having a pen pal. This is an excellent way to meet pen pals because they can give a personal r...
Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Massachusetts
Posted 9/1/2014 by Mark Miclette
Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but that right can be lost if you’re a convicted felon. It’s up to the each state to decide their laws about restoring rights. The laws for Massachusetts include:
If You’re C...
4 Things to Tell Young Kids When Dad is In Jail
Posted 8/8/2014 by Mark Miclette
While your husband is incarcerated, your children will want to know what has happened. These four things can ease their mind without burdening them.
Explain why he went. Without being specific about the exact crime he is accused of, you can tell ...
How I Overcame Fear in Jail
Posted 8/4/2014 by Mark Miclette
Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they’re mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind.
The first time I went ...