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How to Get a Lawyer for Someone After They've Been Arrested

Figuring out the legal process after someone close to you has been arrested can be confusing. You may be wondering what the next steps are for their situation. While the process may be daunting, you might need to find them a lawyer if they don't qua... Read more

How Does Bail Work at County Jails?

When you need to bail out a loved one at a county jail, you may have a lot of questions. How does bail work? How can you get the money needed for bail? Should you use bail bonds? Finding the answers you need to get someone out of jail may seem confu... Read more

What to Expect When Visiting an Inmate For The First Time: Breaking Down The Process

According to a groundbreaking 2018 study, almost half of all American families have experienced the incarceration of one of their members. This means that many familial relationships suffer significantly from being unable to see each other for exten... Read more

Tips for Talking to an Inmate on the Phone

When a friend or family member is arrested, it can be a jarring experience. Suddenly, your contact is limited, your daily time together is over, and other unexpected changes. However, one of the most startling changes is that your time talking toget... Read more

What You Need to Know Before You Call an Inmate

One of the biggest hurdles to cross when a loved one goes to prison is the lack of constant communication. It’s hard removing them from your daily routine and even harder still to come to terms with the fact that you can no longer easily communicate... Read more

How to Handle a Difficult Prison Visit

When a loved one goes to prison, whether they're a friend, a parent, a spouse, a sibling, or anyone else, processing that can be difficult and frustrating. The feeling of doing an inmate search and seeing your loved one's name on the inmate list can... Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending an Inmate Money

It’s easy to forget from outside the penal system how important it is to send money to an inmate. Seemingly, there’s little use for money inside prison walls. But that’s not the case. It’s important to stress that inmates cannot receive cash inside ... Read more

How to Prepare for an Inmate Visit

There are few experiences as sobering as having a loved one on an inmate list. It’s a painful experience to have someone you care about as a listing on an inmate search in a database. If you care about someone who has been incarcerated, inevitably, ... Read more