How to Write to Someone in Jail or Prison

Mail is very important to inmates. It keeps them in touch with the outside world, reminds them that someone cares enough to write and gives them something to do when they write back. Whether you are writing to a loved one or choosing a new prison ... Read more

Can I Move my Probation / Parole to Another State?

A court can give you permission to temporarily leave state to work or to visit a gravely ill family member, but to move out of state, to leave for more than 45 days, you must apply for an Interstate Compact Transfer through your probation department.... Read more

How Does Commissary Work?

Commissary is the system your loved one uses to buy items for personal use while incarcerated. Things available for purchase include: personal hygiene items, clothing, stationary, snacks, cards and electronics. In some cases, you can go to the faci... Read more

Online Mugshot Websites Get Shut Down By Google

On October 3rd 2013 Google finally changed their algorithm to punish online mugshot websites that have been punishing and extorting money from the millions of Americans who have had unfortunate brushes with the law.  For years, companies such as ... Read more

What’s On The Menu In Prison?

Hollywood has done an admirable job of portraying prison food as some murky looking slop that contains mystery meat served with a slice of one week old bread. Most of us now believe that what is served in the prisons across the country is wholly ined... Read more

How To Help Someone Adjust To Life After Prison

Most of us imagine that prison life must be hard and extremely difficult to endure, but for many inmates, adapting to life on the outside can be that much harder. Inmates who have spent several years in prison learn to adapt to the way of life behind... Read more

How To Donate Books To Prisoners

While there are some people that believe prisons to be nothing more than a place to shuttle off the worst people in society, so that they may be out of sight, out of mind, there are plenty more who see it differently. Yes, prisons are in place to pun... Read more

How To Find Someone In Prison

If a friend or family member ends up taking a trip to prison, chances are you will hear about through the grapevine. That isn’t always the case, though, and there can be circumstances where you hear rumors that can be hard to verify. This is especial... Read more