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Subject: Offender phone calls
You will have to use Infinity to receive calls from your inmate. They have the contract, they are the company that Lowndes County Jail in Valdosta GA uses to tape record the call and to share revenue income from inmate calling with. The only way to save money is if your inmate is calling you long distance where the calls are costing $5-15 each. The local calls cost less than $2. InmateAid will get you a local line to use...
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Subject: Sending mail inside
You may add as many Personal Inmate Pages that you would like. If the inmate's profile is already in the system, you can click on "follow inmate" and they will be accessible in your My Accounts area. Our members are able to communicate with as many inmates as they would like. Some members even write to famous inmates in a "pen-pal" type fashion. You can keep your address private and communicate with some famous inmates to ask them questions or...
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Subject: Commissary
The first sentence, 5 year at 50% means that the sentence must be served at least 2.5 years before eligible for parole - "no lid" meaning there is no minimum requirements for release. Conditional release before the planned sentence ends is possible and called parole. Parole for state inmates is a great way to get early release. If the inmate serves 100% of their sentence, there is no parole to be granted. Initial eligibility for parole varies by state. Courts usually...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
It sounds like your inmate is in the federal system. Oklahoma City is a Transfer Facility where the prison is actually on the grounds of the airport. The US Marshal Service runs the transferring of inmates to and from this facility - often referred to as "Con Air". If this is the case, Oklahoma is temporary for your inmate. You will not be able to effectuate any transfer requests, even the judge in his case can only recommend a location....
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
The answer is difficult to give because the restrictions placed on an inmate for this sort of crime are not often made public. Domestic terrorism defendants are oftentimes placed in segregation for security reasons making their plight even less known as other inmates have no access to them either. From what we know for sure, the answer is "yes" they can receive and send mail... BUT, the process is highly monitored and censored where deemed appropriate. If the decision makers have...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
The service takes 2-3 business days to reach the facility. Be mindful that all incoming mail is opened and inspected by the prison staff for content and contraband. There are sometimes delays that occur once the mail makes it into the mail room. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. Generally anything over 150 miles is considered far when...
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Subject: Sending mail inside
We estimate that it takes 2-3 business days to make it to the jail. Once there, the staff opens and reads each piece of mail and inspects it for contraband. Any delay that occurs at the facility is out of our control. We make no guarantees as to how long it will take as there are thousands of facilities and none of them do things the same way. The only way you will know if when he responds, unless the letter is returned to us - in...
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Subject: Sending mail inside
Mail is considered sacred in a prison, detention center or jail. There is a program for indigent inmates at every facility where they supply paper, pencil, envelopes and stamps. Whether the inmate has money on their books or not, there is no reason why an inmate cannot keep in touch if they want. You can make their time go by faster by sending letters as often as you can. Sending photos is an even better habit for you to get into. Don’t be...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
We estimate that it takes 2-3 business days to make it to the jail. Once there, the staff opens and reads each piece of mail and inspects it for contraband. Any delay that occurs at the facility is out of our control. We make no guarantees as to how long it will take as there are thousands of facilities and none of them do things the same way. Depending on the facility, you might be able to order commissary for your...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
Books are allowed in prison and jail but they are not accepted from an individual. They must be sent in through a publisher. InmateAid has partnered with the world's largest bookseller, Amazon.com. Virtually every detention center, jail or prison will accept and deliver books to your inmate when they come from Amazon. When you are purchasing, make sure that you buy NEW paperback books and are not buying used books or books from an Amazon re-seller. Sometimes, you can find...
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