Drug & Alcohol Addiction Help

Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you’re still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons:

  1. It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs then gone out and gotten high again? Your family is worried that you
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Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by “plain” cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate’s holiday or greeting cards arrive on time.

The facility’s website might have a vague statement about only sending “plain” cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you from the jail do you realize there are restrictions

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Inmate Searches

What Info Can I Get From An Inmate Search?

Nothing is scarier than a missing person. You’re frantic to find out what happened. Then it hits you: Maybe your loved one got arrested. Many jails have websites that allow you to look up inmates currently in custody. Some even list those who were booked and recently released. But an inmate search can tell you much more than whether or not a person has been arrested. It’s a useful tool… Read more

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Understanding Inmate Calling Plans

Most jails and prison contract with third party vendors to provide a way for inmates to call their friends and families. Some of those companies only have one choice, but many of them provide a few options when you open and fund the account.

Understanding what the different choices are will help you make a decision that is right for you.

Purpose of Prepaid Inmate Account

While… Read more

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Inmate Care Packages and How They Work

If your inmate is incarcerated in a jail that offers a care package program, you can have some fun surprising your inmate from time to time with a box full of things that you’ve personally selected for him or her.

The Basics

Inmate care packages are boxes or bags that are pre-filled with items from a commissary list. You cannot put a care package together at home and… Read more

Inmate Visitation

A Guide to Inmate Visitation Online

Jails across the nation are catching on to the popularity of offering remote, “at-home,” visitation. Not only is it convenient for jail staff, inmates, and family members, but it is also a way for the jail to collect revenue because in most cases, at-home visitation is a paid service.

How it Works

To be able to access remote visitation with your inmate, you must have the ability to… Read more

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Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options:

Get it Pre-Metered at the Post Office

When you get ready to mail the letter or postcard… Read more

Inmate Visitation

Coordinating Inmate Visitation To Minimize Conflicts

Most jails allow three to five visitors to see an inmate at the same time. Problems can come about when too many people want to be there simultaneously. Managing the visitation schedule will reduce stress and insure that your inmate gets to see everyone.

Check Visitation Rules

Some jails will allow people to split visits in half. For example, if visits are one hour long, they will allow… Read more