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Subject: Offender phone calls
You can call our offices 866-966-7100 or go to the Discount Telephone button on your Account Dashboard. Select the state and facility of your inmate, enter the telephone number that you want the new LOCAL line to ring on and which plan best suits your calling pattern - monthly or quarterly. The payment process is like any website you've used before, it's fast and easy. We will email you your new number within an hour or so.
Subject: Residential drug abuse program (rdap)
RDAP accepts an inmate into the program but will not be enrolled until he is in the final 27 months of his sentence. The program is 9 months, he will live in a separate RDAP housing unit, wear a yellow belt and be expected to abide by every BOP rule. He will have to work on himself in front of the counselors and his peers. He will have to speak in front of people and give details of his dependency/abuse...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
Federal inmates must serve 85% of their sentence (6-12 months of that can be in a CCM or "halfway house"). The only reduction in time is through RDAP (if eligible). The date on the BOP website is up through CCM. Supervised release is the time period after the release date, which can be found on the inmate's Judgment and Commitment paperwork.
Subject: Sending mail inside
Thank you for the kind words. No account number is needed for inmates to respond to you, just c/o InmateAid is all they need. InmateAid.com 2234 North Federal Highway, Suite 394 Boca Raton, FL 33431
Subject: Sending mail inside
You have described the service perfectly. Inmate's respond to you through our address. We receive the letter, scan and upload it to your account. The service works great - perfect for your situation, overseas addresses, pen pal scenarios and when the letter writer just wants privacy.
Subject: Commissary
You will have to sit in on the hearings to see what the prosecutor is asking for to know for sure. The sentence we be determined by the circumstances of the crime (the value of what was allegedly taken or destroyed) and the criminal history of the defendant.
Subject: Sending mail inside
Mail is received at the facility mail room. The staff opens each piece searching for contraband and that the inmate number matches the name. Time permitting, the mail is passed out later that day at "mail call".
Subject: Sentence reduction
InmateAid is plugged into the latest news regarding changing laws, especially for sentencing issues. Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States made a speech last week that might affect the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for non-violent first-time drug offenders. It does not appear to be specific for any jurisdiction except for "federal cases".
Subject: General prison/jail questions
The Disciplinary Hearings do not normally go in the favor of the inmate, unfortunately. The very best advice we can give you is if your inmate has some decent relationship with one staff member. Bring that staff member to the hearing to vouch for his character, hard work, previous record...anything that will have someone in the system stand up for him. Otherwise, the charge usually sticks and typically they might take away some privileges or maybe even some accrued good...
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Subject: Survive prison
Solitary confinement is 24 hours a day lock-down. Three showers, three hours of rec per week. They can receive mail, reading material, limited commissary and one 15-minute phone call per week. The guards feed them through a slot in the door and when removed to shower or go to rec, they are handcuffed during the procedure. The loneliness is the worst part. If you are able, get them books, newspapers, and magazine subscriptions (email us for prices, we have really...
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