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Could you explain "3 yr.non-violent charges". We understand what non-violent charges mean but what is the 3 yrs? There is a point system that is used to determine a sentence's guideline. Criminal history, taking responsibility for the crime, going to trial or not and the value of the crime are all components to the length of the sentence. For instance, Bernie Madoff was a first-time, non-violent offender and got 150 years. Give us more information and we might be able to narrow downRead more
There is very little you can do from outside where the BOP is concerned. If his request for adminstrative segregation has been denied then he will need to continue filing paperwork. The next filing is a BP-9 and then a BP-10. If the staff does not see signs of physical abuse, then that is why they are not "believing his story". Inmates labeled as confidential informatants are not normally "threatened", they are usually beaten up to where it is prettyRead more
It depends largely on where they are doing their time. In some cases this is the way of survival but it is not the "rule". Inmates can survive long stretches without joining any gang. The best pointers we can give is, ONE: Do not gamble, TWO: Do not offer your opinion, THREE: Respect another's space, FOUR: Do not butt in line, FIVE: Do not stray alone outside the eyesight of the correctional officers, SIX: Never get into a position whereRead more
The best advise is to let this set-back be the foundation for his rebound. If he has to do time, make a plan on what he is going to accomplish with that time. Inmates are best served with a set routine where they can remained mental engaged in something positive. Reading and exercise are crucial. Trouble is only where you look for it. The "inside" is like a community and inmates can steer clear of trouble by minding his ownRead more
The county jail system is the worst because there is nothing for the inmates to do. That lack of activity sometimes causes temperatures to boil as personality clashes manifest themselves in this environment. She will have an easier time in the prison environment because it is easier to get into a routine that consumes more of her day. The biggest issue for inmates is keeping their mouth shut and respecting the space and privacy of the other inmates. This is not likeRead more
This is a period of time where they are assessed for the next phase of incarceration. There is a medical assessment, a mental assessment, and education assessment, anger management, an overall feasibility study to determine the security level where they should begin their sentence. The isolation is on a case by case basis. Some determination is made in the beginning as to how well the inmate is adjusting to the incarceration. It will get better after they are there and canRead more
Mostly, prison is not like what you see on television. It is boring and the best way for an inmate to do their time is to stay busy with some sort of routine. Inmates that have goals and want to come out better than they went in will survive the experience. There are fights but the consequences of having them is that it will make the time ahead more difficult on the inmates involved. There is TV, there is exercise, there is a library, recreation areas and plentyRead more
The diagnostic prison is to assemble information on the inmate for further classification, designation, treatment and programming. Your inmate may not be prison material but very few are when they go in. There will be an adaptation period where he will need to keep to himself and observe the routine of others and find one that will best fit his personality and interests. Prison is like a little town with everything that you would see in a community, just inRead more
You can go on the BOP website to see his location but unfortunately there is nothing you can do to find out his health or well-being outside of calling his case manager or unit team secretary at the facility. Have you set up a Corrlinks account to correspond with him? The federal system has a unique program where federal inmates may email for a fee in a closed email program - but the inmate must invite you and you must acceptRead more
This is the struggle that every inmate faces every day of incarceration. Inmate's toughest time is the first six months of being locked-up. The adjustment of being told what to do, when to do it and where to be at certain times are not easy to adjust to. One of the main reasons that InmateAid was created it to allow the people on the outside to help their loved ones on the inside. Getting into a suitable routine is theRead more