Federal Prison Inmates

Can a Felon Own a Gun In West Virginia?

West Virginia still requires you to receive a pardon from the governor’s office before you can own/possess a gun in that state. Obtaining a pardon in West Virginia is very difficult. Over a recent period of nine different governors, only 131 pardons were granted out of all that applied. An attorney experienced in obtaining felony pardons can help you with the petition.

Pardon Requests

While some states have… Read more

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What is an Interstate Compact Agreement for a Felon?

An Interstate Compact request made while you are on probation or parole can take a long time, but there is no other way to have your supervision transferred from one state to another without it.  Here are some of the basics that apply to most cases.

Your probation/parole officer does not have to agree to request a transfer for you. It is a privilege, not a right. You must… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

Federal Inmate Visitation Facts

Your husband will be allowed to have visitors on visitation day once he reaches his home federal prison. You will need to be on his visitation list and get approved but once that happens you can go see him. You might find the following information useful.

How Long You Can Visit?

Federal law states that federal inmates are allowed to have a minimum of four hours per month… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

The State Dropped My Criminal Case: Can Feds Pick It Up?

When the State dropped its criminal case, you probably breathed a sigh of relief. In most cases, that will be end of it, but you should know the Feds have the right to pick the case up and go for it in Federal Court. They can prosecute any State case, regardless of its severity. Here are some of the basics.

Background… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

Convicted Felon Benefits: 4 Steps to Get Your Social Security Payments Started Again Once You Are Freed

The Social Security Administration didn’t waste any time. Thirty days after your conviction your payments were cut off.

Can I get Social Security benefits if I’ve been convicted of a felony?

While you can’t get those lost payments back, you can probably get your future payments quickly once you are released. Use these steps to get it going.

  1. Find out where your local social
Federal Prison Inmates

Federal Prison System: What does it Mean to Self-Surrender?

Your husband has been convicted of a federal crime and has been sentenced to prison but instead of being taken from the courtroom, he was instructed to wait at home for further instructions. There are both positives and negatives with Self-Surrender.

Prison, Day 1Your husband will receive a letter by mail telling him when and where to report.

Pro: Because he has some time while waiting for… Read more