If you live in a small town or he is charged with a large crime, there is a good change that at least a blurb if not an entire article has appeared in the local newspaper. It might also be linked to the local news website. Some inmates would rather not know about their notoriety, while others want copies sent to them in jail. If he wants to see the… Read more
He is in county jail and wants to call but the jail phones don’t allow collect calls out. You will need to open an account with whatever company the jail has a contract with. The following steps will help you get it done.
Call the jail: Ask the jail personnel what company the jail has contracted with for phone calls out. They will give you the name of the… Read more
It doesn’t matter if you have been in trouble or you have never been in trouble, when you see those red and blues light up in your rear view mirror, your heart speeds up. Getting pulled over is never a pleasant experience, but it gets more stressful when the officer decides he wants to search your car. Only an attorney should advise you about an individual case, but typically with… Read more
It’s down to the wire. Your attorney has advised you to take the deal and it comes with a prison sentence. If you have never been to prison before, the thought can be paralyzing. You’ve seen movies that show how violent and dangerous prison can be. Movies are not real life. Knowing a few good tips before you get to prison will help you get along.
Don’t borrow: One… Read more
Once your husband’s bail has been set, if you cannot afford to pay the entire bond amount to the court to hold until after the case is finished, you can use a bail bond company, as long as your state allows it. Knowing how it works before leaving the house will make it an easier experience.
Finding a bail bond company: The jail probably gave your husband a list… Read more
If you have been sentenced to incarceration for a state felony conviction, you will most likely be taken to a penitentiary within a-few-days-to-a-few-months of your sentencing, depending on the beds available at the prison. But you may have special circumstances that warrant you remaining in the jail, such as a terminally ill parent who would not be able to travel to a prison for visitation. Before you make a request… Read more
How might we make low-income urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls? That’s what Marcus Herrmannis trying to find out, and he’s shared some of the results of his research on OpenIDEO. Our blogger, Lashonia Etheridge, contributed to this invaluable research. You can read it here.