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Your inmate cannot receive calls, they can only make outbound calls. You can help you inmate by setting up the service so that their calls are paid for. If you are interested in doing thins, check with us via email (aid@inmateAID.com) and we can give you an honest estimate of the price of the calls, and if we can make those calls even cheaper through our Discount Telephone Service.Read more
Inmates new to a facility will have to go through Admissions and Orientation. This is where they learn the rules of the prison and it is there where the visitation and phone privileges are spelled out. It can take only a few days to get into the system to communicate or up to a couple of weeks. It depends on the staff and the attitude, compliance and behavior of the inmate.Read more
Thank you for the kind words. If she does not have money to get writing material to send letters, the prison has a program for indigent inmates. They supply the paper, pencil, stamps and envelopes. Commissary is available to inmates, once a week. If your inmate has a job in the prison, they get paid a nominal amount that may be used to purchase items at the commissary. Inmates receive an incentive wage in the amount of $.40, $.70, orRead more
Some facilities have an online commissary option, but your question does not include a location. Other options for you to contemplate are sending something that will last all year - like a magazine subscription or some books. There is no better way to help your inmate "escape" during some of the long hours of boredom.Read more
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, usingRead more
We said we would re-send the letters at NO CHARGE. Why are you questioning whether we did? We said we did and we keep our word...Read more
The first sentence, 5 year at 50% means that the sentence must be served at least 2.5 years before eligible for parole - "no lid" meaning there is no minimum requirements for release. Conditional release before the planned sentence ends is possible and called parole. Parole for state inmates is a great way to get early release. If the inmate serves 100% of their sentence, there is no parole to be granted. Initial eligibility for parole varies by state. CourtsRead more
Does your inmate have restitution on their Commitment Order? They don't normally take anything if there is no restitution - however some county jails do charge a daily fee for the incarceration. What facility is your inmate located?Read more
Inmates are allowed to get commissary. Inmates are NOT deprived of the essential materials required to exist. It is prison, not school. Inmates are served meals that are in compliance with minimum nutritional standards set by licensed nutritionists. We know this is not easy information to deal with as loved ones on the outside suffer as much if not more than the inmate. This is why InmateAid works for so many people. We can help with the things that WILLRead more
It depends on the person and the facility. There are inmates that live on a lot less and and there are inmates that can spend up to the limits on everything and use $300/month or more. What matters is what you can afford, as the prison offers enough for an inmate to subside, what you give is extra. Be careful over-extending yourself as inmates can be good at making loved ones on the outside feel guilty and have you spendRead more