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They are returned to you upon full release. Sometimes the many is returned to you on "debit card". Be careful as most of these cards carry hidden fees that charge you every time the card is used. If I were advising the inmate, i would go to a bank and get the entire remaining balance at one time to reduce the number of fee charges to only one time. You could then get a rechargeable debit card at any groceryRead more
The jurisdiction where he has outstanding warrants will send marshals or sheriff's department officers to transport him to answer the charges of that warrant. This is known as a "detainer", where one jurisdiction holds an offender for law enforcement of another jurisdiction.Read more
The First Step Act has retroactively released about 3,000 inmates last month that qualified for the reduction in their sentence. Inmates have an opportunity to get their sentence time reduced and participate in recidivism programs. To prepare for their release, the Justice Department worked with probation offices to create individualized release plans to ensure a smooth transition. These plans included drug treatment, post-release employment aid, and youth mentorship, among others. The Justice Department also announced sentence reductions through retroactive application of the 2010 Fair SentencingRead more
call the facility and ask if they are still thereRead more
Colwell PDC is for parole and probation violators. It is a low-security probation detention center. The inmates here are not new to the Georgia DOC and have used up what leniency they were afforded when they got re-sentenced. This is a facility where boredom is the prevailing theme. There is no good time and no early release.Read more
It depends on the conditions of their release. Normally, there is a probationary period where the offender must remain in contact with the State, and they have to report and notify them of their living arrangements and employment. Some must submit to random drug and alcohol screening.Read more
This is not totally up to the judge. The prosecutor will have to sign off and then recommend that the charges be dropped which would effectively release your inmate. This is not going to be a fast process so be patientRead more
Good for you! Your release is imminent - be patient.Read more
Most prison state systems and the federal (BOP) facilities give the inmates their best possible release date which includes good time. That is 15% off the sentence calculation. You cannot get more than 15% without snitching on someone. The good time credit is applied at the beginning to have something to hold over the inmate in their compliance with the rules. All you can do is lose what they've already given you.Read more
The only time inmates are released early is usually for over-crowding, provided that the sentence is for something non-violent.Read more