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Cell Phones in Prison: Are They Legal? How Can You Contact Someone?

It's tough to get in touch. The average cost of a 15-minute phone call from jail is nearly $6.  That is one reason why many people advocate for cell phones in prison. Yet the issue of phone justice is a complicated one.  Can prisoner... Read more

Notorious Female Criminals in the United States Infographic

For decades, the number of women being convicted of felonies has been rising. The rate is not only changing, but it’s changing fast. Are women racing to prison? Is this a competition to see who’s the most badass? Females have been linked to the cr... Read more

What Happens When a Convicted Defendant is a Gang Member?

During the hearing or trial your defendant was focused on one goal: being found not guilty. But once the judge announces a guilty finding, and the case moves to the sentencing phase, your defendant’s gang affiliation could be a problem. Only an attor... Read more

What Is A Hold In Jail Or Prison?

If your loved one is in jail or prison and has a hold placed, it means another jurisdiction wants him or her brought there before being released for any reason. Typically, the guards or jail administrators will let an inmate know as soon as a hold co... Read more

Can Inmates Receive Books?

Reading is a popular activity in jails and prisons. Inmates have a lot of free time on their hands so reading helps in preventing boredom. The stories take an inmate outside of the jail or prison walls and lets them “experience” other lives. They als... Read more

Can I Get Medical Care in a County Jail?

No county jail in the USA is allowed to refuse you medical attention if you have a serious or potentially serious medical issue. A few county jails have up-to-date kiosks in each POD that allow inmates to schedule their own medical checkups. Most cou... Read more

Sneaking Drugs Into Jail

The idea of going to jail is scary enough without the thought of having to detox once you are there. Even though withdrawal from drugs sounds horrible and you would rather avoid it, there are several reasons why trying to sneak drugs in to jail with ... Read more

What Are Two-For-Ones in County Jails?

Incarceration for your misdemeanor conviction will typically be done in a county jail. Incarceration for a felony conviction will be too, depending on how long you will be locked up. Many county jails are overcrowded, prompting administrators to use ... Read more