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The State of State Prisons: How Inadequate Oversight Impacts Inmate Well-being

State prisons are intended to be institutions that provide a safe and secure environment for inmates while also helping them rehabilitate and successfully reintegrate into society. However, in recent years, there has been growing concern about the s... Read more

The Reality of Privately Operated Prisons

Have you ever pondered the destination of your tax contributions? Let's talk about private state prisons, a controversial but fascinating part of our justice system. Just like public schools and highways, they're funded by us, the taxpayers. Priv... Read more

What Is the Process of Marrying an Inmate?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that marriage rates in 2022 will be the highest in nearly forty years. This extends throughout society, and especially to those hoping to get married to an inmate. The heart wants what it wants, regardle... Read more

Finding Employment After Prison

Many companies will not interview a felon, much less hire one. While this is true and it can make life on the outside difficult, finding employment after prison can be done if you take the right steps. Career Centers Goodwill has set up a natio... Read more

Prison Skills Applied After Release

Getting out of prison and starting over is not easy, but with a little creative thinking, you can use the abilities you learned while incarcerated into useful tools for life. Organization – Almost everyone who goes into prison comes out much more ... Read more

Average Prison Sentence Per Offense

The one thing that is consistent about US prison sentences is their inconsistency. Each state sets its own rules to use for each criminal offense. The more serious crimes, called felonies, are typically given longer sentences, while less serious crim... Read more

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you... Read more

Pregnant and in Prison – Now What?

Going to prison or jail while you are pregnant sometimes can’t be helped, but you will need to be sure you get the proper treatment and medical care while incarcerated. You’ll also need to make arrangements for the baby after he or she is born. Banki... Read more