Federal Prison Inmates

BOP: What is a Supermax Federal Prison?

Your boyfriend was convicted of a federal offense and sent to prison. Now he has called and said they may be sending him to a Supermax facility. These federal prisons are the highest security prisons in the BOP system.

Inmates sent to Supermax are considered the highest security risk inmates. The risk can be against society, the government or other inmates. Supermax prisons house long-term, high… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

What Does it Mean to Register as a Felon?

If you are a convicted felon, some states require you to register with law enforcement if you visit or move to their state. The scary part is that there are no signs when you cross the state line letting you know these laws exist. If you happen to be pulled over or have a police encounter for any reason and you have not registered, you can be arrested and taken… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

Can I Visit My Loved One In Jail If I Am On Probation?

The first step to visiting someone in jail or prison while you are on probation is to discuss it with your probation officer. If you are on felony probation, you were probably told that you are not allowed to associate with any known felons. Obviously, someone in prison is a felon; therefore, you will need special permission to visit that person. When it comes to visiting a misdemeanor offender, or… Read more

Federal Prison Inmates

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 inedible, and while that used to be the case, the menu is beginning to change just a little. While it’s agreed that inmates shouldn’t be… Read more