Prison Inmate Issues

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 organized in all aspects of life. Whether it has to do with keeping things clean, remembering appointments, or figuring out the best workout method and sticking to… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

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 crimes, called misdemeanors have shorter sentences.

Taking a life — A premeditated murder can result in a life sentence in most states. Life typically means the inmate must spend a… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

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 to be strong and not get the both of you in trouble.

Suspended Visitation

In some cases, if you are caught trying to… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

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. Banking on the belief you will be released before your due date or that you can make the arrangements after you are locked up is… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but the following basics typically apply.

Medical Care

You will be scheduled to see… Read more

Prison Inmate Issues

Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of Protective Custody before the inmate requests this step.

Pros if you… Read more