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Subject: Bond questions
After your inmate goes before a judge to hear the charges read in open court will the topic of bond come up. If your inmate has a competent attorney, they will make a case to the judge for a reasonable bond amount. But, depending on the charge, if there was violence and the likelihood that the defendant will appear at all their court hearings will be the basis for whether a bond is allowed and how much it will be....
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Subject: Visitation
Visitation Hours: Visits are normally conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The names of all visitors, 18 years old and older must be on the approved Visitors List, which is limited to ten individuals. Here is a link to the TDCJ Offender Rules and Regulations for Visitation Booklet: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/documents/cid/Offender_Rules_and_Regulations_for_Visitation_English.pdf
Subject: General prison/jail questions
Death Row Maximum Security Inmates The cell12 ft. by 7 ft. cell; 86 square feetAll solo cellsBed built into wall (hard surface bed)Blanket and pillowStainless steel toilet and sinkShelving across one side of bed, which could be used as a deskSmall chairPersonal items can be displayed in the cell and there are two small and very thin windowsAllowed to buy a small radio or TVMeals Inmates are fed 19 meals a week, three meals a day Monday through Friday and only two...
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Subject: Offender phone calls
The telephone service at all of the TDCJ Prison facilities is a company called Securus. Securus' rules are often different than the rules at the jail so they can maximize the profit per call. Normally, the cell phone carrier should have nothing to do with the approval process of an inmate's calls. The process is supposed to approve a person, not a telephone type or it's underlying carrier. Some people use InmateAid's service to get a local number for cheaper...
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Subject: Offender phone calls
The phone service at a particular correctional center is set up through bid process. In this case, Global Tel*Link has the contract for all inmate outbound calling and to tape record the calls - essentially a monopoly. Therefore, you have to use them to receive any calls. The choice is whether you pay GTL for a long distance call (to your number) or a local call (to a number that we get you). If you are already local, we cannot save you money. We get...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
We do not have a running list of the 2.3 million inmates that are incarcerated in over 10,000 locations. The list changes every day with new people going in and other inmates getting released. The inmate locators are updated in the jurisdiction where they're sentenced. The list of Personal Inmate Pages on our site are "user-generated content". Members like yourself create an Inmate Profile for you to use in assisting them during their sentence. If you would like some help...
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Subject: Sending mail inside
Any books being sent into a prison or jail must be done through a publisher. Books will be rejected by the mail room personnel if they are sent in by an individual. They deem it a security risk if it is not coming from the publisher as a source. Amazon.com delivers to penitentiaries, but we strongly suggest you contact the prison first to confirm that they accept deliveries and to note any special regulations the prison might have. Some prisons don't...
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Subject: Sending mail inside
Inmate movement is tough on the inmate. They pack out their belongings but it is rare for the inmate to retain all of their previous property. Commissary goods are lost, clothing is often lost and mail remnants are lost. Mail in-route is NOT forwarded, it is returned to the sender. If the inmate remains within the same system (state, federal) the funds will transfer. If they are going from county to county they probably will not transfer. If you sent...
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Subject: Offender phone calls
Offenders must participate in an orientation upon admission to any NCDPS facility. The department holds offenders accountable for the information presented in orientation. The department must provide orientation to newly-committed offenders within the first 28 days of admission. Once the orientation is complete, the inmate can get their phone list approved for outbound calls. Local calls will be a flat rate of $1.25. All long distance calls will be a flat rate of $3.40. You can fund it through a company called Global Tel*Link....
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Subject: Visitation
Deuel Vocational Institution Physical Address: 23500 Kasson Road Tracy, CA 95376 (209) 835-4141 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 400 Tracy, CA 95378-0004 Visitation: Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And the following holidays: Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. To schedule a visiting appointment, call (209) 830-3900 on Fridays, between the 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or email dvivisiting@cdcr.ca.gov Monday or Tuesday between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. For updated information concerning DVI visitor hours or closures, please contact the Visitor Hotline at (800) 374-8474, and follow...
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