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Subject: General prison/jail questions
Family members must first create their own user account. Once confirmed, they can go into the Search InmateAid Profiles and find your brother's name. On his Profile page they click on Follow Inmate next to the Send a Letter button and will now be in his circle. The profile should be enhanced by the person who set up the Profile with the books, magazines and newspapers that he likes to read. It works like a wedding registry giving options that...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
You can use a credit or debit card through Western Union. Western Union does international transactions with currency conversions which will become good funds for your inmate within minutes. Click on Send Inmate Money, we have step by step instructions in the event that you have any difficulties.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
Inmates are moved often, for a variety of reasons. Your inmate's work release will probably change to the new venue as the releasing facility is usually the supervisor of the reentry. To send him a letter you must create an InmateAid profile for him and then use the Send Inmate Letter feature from your computer that we will send through the US Mail.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
The rules are different everywhere. We can only help you if we know where your inmate is incarcerated. With the prison name we can reach out to the warden there and ask this specific question on your behalf.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
LOVE. To know they are loved and that there is someone out there to communicate with. An inmate needs to have hope and the ability to see beyond their immediate situation and that they can get through it. Letters, books, magazines and newspapers will help them deal with the solitude, to stay connected with the outside world. I am hoping your inmate can get back in general population soon.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
That is a very broad question that has many answers, but for me separation from my family was the worst, and mostly because you feel like you've died and are forced to watch the world go on without you. It's an impossible position that only time will change, the time left in your sentence.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
The federal system has "sick call" in the early morning where you see a nurse or PA. They do the absolute minimum for routine illness. If something major happens they take you to a nearby hospital. Depending upon your custody level, you are probably going there shackled. Don't get sick.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
The telephone is a big profit center for prisons and jails and the services that run them. Local calls run about SIX cents per minute, long distance starts at 23 cent per minute and may exceed $1.00 per minute or more. The only way around these ridiculous rates is to use a Discount Service that specializes in prison phone calls. InmateAid has partnered with some credible ones, any that you choose will be cheaper than NOT using...
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