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Subject: Sentence reduction
It is unlikely, but one way for sure to have a chance for an early release would be to pay the child support up to the current amount he agreed to when he signed his custody decree. The judge will be more sympathetic to a father that holds to his word and takes responsibility for his children and follows through by making sure that they are provided for. The children in these cases are victims and too often, the father...
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Subject: General prison/jail questions
Inmates are sometimes able to get smartphones smuggled into prison. If your inmate has been able to procure one for himself or is borrowing one from another inmate with one, it is possible that they are posting on Craigslist, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. The danger is that they get caught a very high percentage of the time, it now considered a federal crime and there will be additional time added to their sentence. Once that occurs, the inmate faces months...
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Subject: Offender phone calls
Yes, your inmate (or you) have to pay for the local call. One single telephone carrier has the contract for all outbound calling - you have to use them for any call to connect. There are two distinct prices for local and long distance calling out of a detention facility. We get you a number that best takes advantage of their pricing. Our fee is absorbed by the savings per call. Try and look at this scenario like the old phone booths....
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Subject: Sentence reduction
You might be able to take a few days worth depending upon what it is and where you are incarcerated. Every place is different and you will have to learn the rules quickly. Part of your orientation is to go through a complete physical and psyche evaluation. This is where the medicines that you've been on will be discussed and either verified and prescribed or rejected. If you are on a list to receive medicines, then you will do the...
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Subject: Sentence reduction
The short answer is probably "no". There are certain circumstances and situations where an inmate can receive a reduction in their sentence. However, these are very rare and in most of these cases will require your inmate providing substantial assistance to the government where they would be able to use this information to prosecute and sentence another party. An inmate with a two year sentence should not consider this avenue on a number of fronts. Most inmates service about 85%...
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Subject: Survive prison
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 the key to surviving mentally. The routine...
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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.Please be patient, if the ID number and facility are correct we are 100% reliable. Mail call is Monday...
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Subject: Offender phone calls
Inmates cannot receive calls. Inmates have to make the outbound call to you. You will have to get involved with the payment part of the call - funding it from the outside which can and does get expensive. The service at Fannin is Securus. Depending on your number, the calls could be as little at 50 cents or as much as $12-14 each. We can give you an exact price for what each call would cost and if our Discount Telephone...
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Subject: Marriage in prison
Inmates who are serving less than a year will usually have their application for marriage denied with the presumption being that such a short wait will not harm the prisoner or prospective spouse. Each partner must be legally eligible and mentally competent to marry. Marriages may be blocked for security or disciplinary reasons; solitary confinement can block access to marriage. Most states do not allow marriage for inmates on death row; California is at least one exception to that rule. Some...
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Subject: Family services
You can file for divorce from prison, but meeting the filing and appearance requirements is more difficult. You usually must start the divorce proceedings in the court that handles divorce cases in your spouse's county of residence. Talk to your spouse before filing, if possible. If you both agree to the divorce and its terms -- referred to as an uncontested divorce -- divorcing while you're in prison becomes much easier. Step 1Ask for a visit to the prison library. Prison...
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