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Speaking as a former inmate, I can say that "I've learned my lesson and I am very aware that the decisions facing me going forward will be made with a lot of contemplation about potential consequences." This was an expensive lesson for me, as time and money were wasted. I'm hoping that my recollection of being locked up is enough to make sure that all my decisions are good ones.Read more
With no money and no friend or family member able to help, it leaves only the government programs that are reserved for welfare-type citizens. He can get health care through Medicare - recommend getting a health check-up and while there, explain his financial/housing situation to the doctor (only, no one else in the office) and ask what programs indigent people can get assistance from. The doctor can actually write an order for additional care in the form of indigent housingRead more
Inmates are given a review when 17-19 months remain on their custody term. At that point, halfway house eligibility through the Second Chance Act is considered. Inmates may serve the last ten percent of their sentence (up to 6 months) at a halfway house/home incarceration. Inmates can serve half of this period at the halfway house and half of this period on home incarceration. Inmates may be found ineligible for halfway house placement for reasons such as poorRead more
Your inmate's correct release date would normally be given to them by their counselor. If they have given him the full time release date it could mean that is the actual date. He is in the home stretch, we are not certain that contacting the counselor yourself is a great idea. Ask your inmate to get some clarification on the "real out-date". Once he knows the out-date, he can relay this to you and you may go to the mainRead more
Most inmates that do more than a year need some sort of reentry and rehabilitation counseling. These programs that are usually offered immediately before release or at the halfway house level and provide a safe, structured, supervised environment, as well as employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance, and other services to help individuals rebuild their ties to the community for a successful transition.Read more
STANDARD CONDITIONS OF SUPERVISION under Colorado law, here are the most common: THE COSTS OF PROBATION SUPERVISION – paying a monthly payment for the costs of supervision. Paying any FINES AND COURT COSTS imposed by the court; Paying RESTITUTION to the alleged victim; REPORTING to Your Probation Office NOT POSSESSING ANY WEAPON OR FIREARM unless expressly authorized by the court; Not CHANGING YOUR RESIDENCE OR EMPLOYMENT OR LEAVING THE COUNTY OF YOUR RESIDENCERead more
The only items that are permitted in the facility are: Car keys Locker keys Change of socks and underwear Two (2) shirts and two (2) pair of pants for change of clothing for work Female attire for female work release two (2) pair No more then $20.00 at any time Wedding Ring Prescription medication must be approved by the medical staff School books and training material must be approved by the supervisor Work release inmates are not permitted toRead more
All of the Probation Detention Centers in Georgia are minimum security facilities provided for the housing probationers. Offenders may be sent there directly from sentencing, or sent there if they have proven an inability to handle probation on the outside, or have been sent there as a result of direct violation or revocation of their parole. These centers have strict schedules which include directly supervised work on the outside and programs to aid the probationer in their successful re-entry toRead more
Your power-of-attorney has nothing to do with anything related to his prison sentence. Parole eligibility is determined by the sentencing language from the judge. You may call the facility and ask to speak to the inmate's counselor or case manager to see if they have any information that they will share.Read more
The issue with your particular question is that 45 days is not enough time to effectively implement a rehabilitation plan that has any reasonable expectation of success. Addressing that "public official's" statement, there are too many politicians that take the position of being "tough on crime" without addressing social issues that supersede their need for reelection. They are not considering the recidivism rates, the impact of an offender's family especially their children, or the lack of opportunities available for aRead more