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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Books MUST be sent by the publisher like Amazon.com. Once the package arrives at the prison the staff will open it and inspect them for contraband. The time it takes from the mail room to inmate "mail call" could vary by facility, we have no control once inside the prison.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

If he was admitted with clothes and they didn't mail them back to you he will have them to wear. Other alternatives are they give him a set of clothes, or he might have had "work out clothes" that he can wear home, too. You will have to ask him about what he has or if he needs you to send some.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

There are some facts in your question that make the answer difficult to accept but it would appear that he's looking at the beginning of an 8 year sentence. The six months will be credited and if he can be productive and stay out of conflict while he's there he will accrue good time credits and get out earlier than the entire bid. Help keep him busy by communicating and sending him things to read. If you have more information

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Any mail that comes into the prison is inspected by the staff for contraband. Typically the daily received mail makes it to mail call the same day (Monday-Friday). 

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Normal shipping is 2-3 business days from Amazon after your order is processed. Prisons normally do not allow any books to be sent in by individuals, only from recognized publishers.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Most prisons prefer paperbacks to be on safe side. But as long as the books are coming from the publisher, like Amazon.com both hard cover or paperback are acceptable.

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Subject: Sentence reduction

We are not lawyers but this does not appear to be a case where he could see a reduction except for good time credits for not getting into any more trouble while doing the six months. Keep in contact with him and keep him occupied with things to read like letters from you, books, magazines and newspapers.

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Subject: Send inmate money

Western Union posts funds within minutes of your transaction. Tiger is a relatively new service and their website does not offer any information about the speed of their transactions.

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Subject: Sentence reduction

Sentence reduction comes from good behavior time credit, residential drug program (federal) or cooperation with the government. If you are cooperating you can get the credit before or during your sentence - there is no prerequisite of time served.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

The law guarantees a right to a speedy trial, but circumstances could exist that would delay things. There must be something that is holding this up, maybe there are other defendants involved or issues that your friend might not have told you about. If you have more information we could continue this as a private correspondence.

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