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It depends on the security classification of the prison/detention center. Some are strict no-contact visitations and others have a picnic-like setting where you can interact and have light contact, even enjoying snacks from a variety of vending machines.Read more
Intake is where the people coming into a facility are first processed. They are usually there for several hours to several days. Once they are designated, they are usually moved to a more "permanent" housing facility.Read more
Danbury FCI is a low facility with an adjacent satellite camp which is minimum.Read more
The time an inmate will spend in the "hole" or the SHU (special housing unit) is entirely up to the disciplinary hearing officer. Depending upon the offense, it could be as little as a couple of days or as long as several months. They can definitely write letters from the SHU.Read more
Depending upon the facility, there is a provision for "indigent mail" - if the inmate has a commissary balance for a period of time (less than a few dollars) the prison/jail will offer the inmate a set number of "free stamps" along with envelopes and paper to mail letters.Read more
We estimate that it takes 1-3 business days for a letter to reach the mail room of a facility. Once the letter arrives, all mail is inspected by facility staff for contraband which may delay the actual delivery at mail call. Normal mail call days are Mon - Fri usually n the afternoon.Read more
Western Union only services about half of the facilities in the US. If the facility that your are looking for is not in their drop-down menu then they do not. InmateAid can get you a money order and deliver it to the facility on your behalf where Western Union cannot.Read more
We partner with Western Union. You may access their Inmate Funds page through our site. There are instances where Western Union may not have a relationship with a facility - you may have to send a money order through the mailRead more
Yes, you may send items like books, magazines and newspapers to your inmate as long as they are coming from the "publisher". InmateAid's website is set up choose from a wide variety of permitted items. You cannot choose commissary items for inmates. You must send money to them and they are permitted to shop once a week.Read more
You will have to sit in on the hearings to see what the prosecutor is asking for to know for sure. The sentence we be determined by the circumstances of the crime (the value of what was allegedly taken or destroyed) and the criminal history of the defendant.Read more