Inmate & Family Issues

Why do Some Inmates Convicted of Felonies Stay in County Jail?

The majority of offenders convicted of felonies and sentenced to more than a year of incarceration are transported from the county jail to the state prison within a few days or weeks of conviction.

County jails are used to house those waiting for trial, serving time for a misdemeanor, or on hold for other states. But sometimes exceptions are made.

Depending on the county, the severity of the… 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