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Is it the same for inmates in fire conservation camps as for inmates in prison. Can the inmates in fire camp buy there own calling cards and stamps??? And make calls when they want??

The fire conservation camp inmates are lower security rated inmates that are given the privilege of working outside the walls of a standard prison. Their custody level is "minimum" which means there are no fences and very liberal incarceration methods. But, they are still inmates of the State and must not violate the trust that this custody level affords them. They have commissary to buy the essentials and extras that are on the list of available items. They may call during the times that they are allotted, but it's pretty liberal.

Who should I call besides the jail to get details on my sons charges

You can go straight to the source, the Clerk of the Court where your son was arraigned. Ask the person answering the phone the name of the judge presiding over the case and that you would like a written copy of the charges. You might have to pay a small fee for the information. This is where attorneys go to get their information to handle their cases, they often have to pay a small amount for copying charges. You are entitled to see anything that is not officially sealed by the court. Some grand jury results are not made available due to sensitive information or safety issues of co-defendants or victims.

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