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You can try calling and see if a staff member will do it for you. It is against the rules in most places, but sometimes if you're nice they will make an exception. The alternative is to write them a letter or postcard to let them know what's up.Read more
Not normally. You can call the facility and speak to a counselor or case manager and ask nicely if they will relay a message. The rules are usually against this, but if you ask nicely, they might pass along your urgent message.Read more
You are speaking to someone that did 66 months. A one-year sentence is considered not too rigid or hard on the inmate. Time will fly by once they get into a routine. He will be able to read magazines and books to his heart's desire as he has plenty of idle time. Prison rape, although evident in some places, one-year sentence inmates are normally not in the type of facility where this is more likely to happen. Short-timers areRead more
Yes, when inmates are getting transferred, they are told to "pack out". This entails getting all of your property in one box and "packed" for shipping to the new locale. Most of what may be packed are letters, photos, reading material and some items bought at the commissaryRead more
First, you arrive at booking in handcuffs and are then are processed by a member of the sheriff or police staff. Processing includes fingerprinting and a mugshot. You are stripped bare and checked for concealed contraband. You are then showered and given a set of stand-issue prison clothes and some form of a bedroll and are then placed in a holding cell. The next move is a placement somewhere in the facility (depending on your crime and criminal history profile) and a semi-permanent bunkRead more
There is an orientation period that could take a couple of days. It is after this time that the inmate will be able to make outgoing phone calls to people on his call list. He is not given a phone call when he gets there. That is something that happens at a county jail, this is a state facility. Once he is all set up, he will be able to call you often, even every day.Read more
You can contact the inmate via mail only, immediately. Once they get settled, they can set up their call list. This might take a 1-2 day or maybe a week to get accomplished. They cannot receive calls, only make outbound calls. And they can also set up their visiting list.Read more
You would have to check with the staff at the jail. We are sure they keep the data.Read more
Avenal State Prison (ASP) is the largest male-only prison in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) state prison system. The structures on ASP's 640 acres include 17 open dorm buildings, six 200-bed open dorm E-bed buildings, six converted gymnasiums, a 100-cell administrative segregation unit, and a 10-bed firehouse. It is a low-medium security or Level 2 prison with open dormitories with secure perimeter fences and armed coverage. Inmate programs include Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics anonymous, SAP, auto body, metal fabrication, plumbing and electrical, PIA furniture, warehouse andRead more