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Subject: General prison/jail questions

If he was in another federal prison and was transferred to FDC Miami, then all of his money and property will transfer with him. If it was another system he was in, then we are not sure if it will transfer. The money and the might get sent home - it will depend on where he was. Inmates in the federal system are given the basic necessities for hygiene even if they cannot go to commissary because they lack funds.

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Subject: Offender phone calls

We get you a local telephone number to use with the service at the prison. You cannot use this as a substitute for them, nor can you accept a collect call through our number. The easiest way is to have your inmate buy calling cards from the commissary and dial the local number we issued you - it will ring on your number without changing anything on your end. Calling cards are available at the commissary in denominations of $10,

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Two or more penal sentences that are served simultaneously: the total sentence period equals the duration of the longest sentence. Sentences that may all be served at the same time, with the longest period controlling, are concurrent sentences. Judges may sentence concurrently out of compassion, plea bargaining, or the fact that the several crimes are interrelated. When the sentences run one after the other, they are consecutive sentences. In contrast, consecutive sentences run one after another: the total sentence period

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Usually, his violation penalty will be imposed by the judge who originally sentenced him. He will have to do the violation time at the location determined by the jurisdiction of the original crime. If he has additional county time on top of the violation, that might be run concurrent but if you want to be sure, check with the Clerk of the Court to see how the judge wrote the order (and hope the word "consecutive" is not in there).

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

There is a nurse's station inside the prison that is visited 3-4 times a week by a local physician. Your inmate will get a complete physical when entering the facility and any medical attention that is required or medicine that they will need going forward gets handled there. Inmates that feel sick may request a doctor's visit, this is referred to as a "sick call". When the doctor arrives, the inmate will be called to the appointment, diagnosed and treated

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Subject: Send inmate money

Your inmate can request a check be sent home, back to the person that deposited it in the trust account or to be transferred to another facility if they do that. The money is definitely returned, the inmate is the decision maker as to where.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Each letter is $1.49. The Photos are $1.39 each. If you are going to send a lot of photos, let us know beforehand and we will send you a coupon code to discount the whole purchase.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Yes, the mail goes out up to 4:30 pm EST on Saturday. Anything that comes in after that time does not make it to the US Post Office until Monday morning. However, there is no mail call on the weekends for the inmates to receive incoming mail.

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Subject: Commissary

Most inmates do not have access to the Internet or email, they receive letters through the US Mail. Mail call is done Monday through Friday only. Inmates that have money on their inmate trust accounts can purchase stamps and envelopes at the weekly commissary. If they do not have money on their books, the prison will provide indigent inmates with all the materials necessary to send out mail to their loved ones. If your inmate writes to you directly, using

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Subject: Family services

“Ask the Inmate” is not a direct communication link to a particular inmate, it is a question and answer forum between you and a former inmate who knows how things work on the inside. To communicate with a particular prison or jail, you will have to contact them directly.

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