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Probably not, inmates have a tendency to overstate their treatment to gain sympathy from the outside world in the pursuit of money being placed on their commissary. We encourage adding a little money to their books from time to time, but they need to be straight with you, tooRead more
Prison sucks. Prison is reliving the same day over and over like the movie Groundhog Day. Prison is dismal and replete with boredom. You have to find a routine that can take you through the days without getting into a depressed state. The inmate motto is, "Do your time, don't let your time do you."Read more
Yes, you can, and you have some good reasoning behind wanting to do so. We encourage you to write using our Letter Service, it keeps your personal address anonymous. If he wants to write you back, he can do so to our address and we scan the mail and place it in your Account Dashboard under "Letters from Inmates".Read more
Inmates can and do get most anything smuggled in. Drugs and liquor are available inside and outside, therefore you have to stop worrying because if you cannot get him to stay sober on the outside, he will be spending a lot more time inside. The user has to want to quit, your "wanting it for them" is just complicating your life.Read more
Usually after orientation which occurs in the first week. Soon thereafter, the inmate will have privileges like phones, commissary and visitsRead more
It's no picnic. After about 48 hours, you could go crazy from boredom. Not worth getting in trouble.Read more
The depends on where they are incarcerated. In federal, the inmate adds their own numbers into the system, there really isn't a restriction. Some places require approved phone lists. IF they do where your co-defendant is, you might not be able to.Read more
That is the essence of what InmateAid is all about. The site has everything that you can do for your inmate. We've made it a one-stop-shop for all that you can do. Look for new pricing on phones, magazines, greeting cards, high-quality photos, books, comic books, puzzles, Reader's Digest, etc. You can send your thoughts and feelings to your inmate right from your phone.Read more
No, smoking has been banned in pretty much at every prison, jail and detention center - for several years. That does not mean there is no smoking. Inmates have somehow figured out a way to get tobacco products inside. There is a huge black market business thriving if you want to smoke and have the wherewithal.Read more
This will be the longest day of your life. The reception centers are for admissions and orientation of new inmates. You will have to sit and wait for hours on end as they process you into the system. You will not need clothes, or cell phone (are you kidding?!?!). Your work assignment will come several days later or more. You will be assigned a number, a bunk, and a locker.Read more