Subject: Sending mail inside
Can I send my inmate a sketch book( off Amazon) or just a bunch of blank computer paper so he can draw? If I can will he be able to take these drawing and letters I send when he leaves?
The sketch pad will probably need prior written approval from the prison - sending blank computer paper will be fine and YES he will be able to bring these possessions home with him.
Subject: Survive prison
My son is getting ready to go to prison this is his first time being in real trouble. Is prison like they show in those shows on tv. We as parents are worried about him getting hurt
This is a complex question best answered privately - the short public answer is it can be as bad as TV or a tame as a camp setting with white collar non-violent offenders. It really depends upon where he is sentenced to do his time. Other factors are the type of prison - whether its a state or federal facility, the length of the sentence, the crime and the sometimes the determining circumstances of the crime. But an inmate that...Read more
My boyfriend is in jail in Tennessee and I live in Ohio do they give extra visiting time since I'm driven so far ??
YES, You can definitely get more visitation time being from out of state. The only thing that you need to do beforehand is to have your inmate fill out a "special visit" form and get the visit approved by the warden or whomever the person is a his facility that approves such things.
Subject: Offender phone calls
Okay how will The person know that I bought him phone time? and since it did not ask me whom it was for? Its still says pending and I paid with a Credit Card, How can it take up to? Thank you
You will have to notify your inmate of the new number he is dialing out so it doesn't need a name attached. You will have to fund this number with the prison carrier separate from the long distance number you use now. The carriers won't transfer numbers, BUT this account will be at the LOCAL rate which should save you about 70% off what you are paying now. We will have your new number within a few hours.
Subject: Send books and magazines
[Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?node=283155&tag=inmatecom-20&camp=15329&creative=394453&linkCode=ur1&adid=1NK4T3Z8XDKYJ0S12D53&&ref-refURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.inmateaid.com%2Fpages%2Fdetails%2Fsend-books-to-an-inmate-in-prison-or-jail) is one of the only companies that may deliver books to inmates. You have to enter the inmate's name, ID number and the correct address of the facility. You have to buy "new paperback books", the used books are sold by third party affiliates and those books will get rejected. There are no other tricks to it, other than staying away from the other book sellers on the Amazon site that sell used books.
There are no current online services for Cuyahoga County Jail, they only accept money for an inmate "in person" - you can't even mail in a money order. This is not a normal practice, usually Western Union is available for putting money on the books for inmates.
Any money deposited in your commissary account that goes unused is returned to you upon release.
My husbands release date is scheduled in the computer as may 19,2013 at 8am but hes hearing that they dont let people out on the weekends. I am trying to find out if they do let ppl out on the weekends
They do not release on the weekends. It will be up to the individual facility as to which day they choose to release him, Best guess would be Monday the 20th - but we suggest you call the facility and ask them what they intend to do.
Subject: Sending mail inside
i was looking for my inmate on the list but he isn't there yet. how long does it take to get on the list o i can have his inmate number? Also i want to just write him, how would i address the letter? does it need his inmate number on it?
You have registered as a user, but you need to register your inmate here, too for them to appear in our listing. If you do not have their number, give us the information and we will try to locate as much information as we can for you. Full name, DOB and state would help. Once you have this set up in the system, when you use our letter writing service, we do all of the addressing to the prison with...Read more
Subject: General prison/jail questions
I AM TRYING TO FIND A CLEMENCY PROJECT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS I HAVE TRIED THE NATIONAL CLEMENCY PROJECT BUT THEY CANT HELP SINCE THEY DON'T DO TEXAS CASES AND THEY REFERRED ME TO THIS SITE THE INMATE AID. CAN YOU HELP ME?
There is one that we can recommend called The Innocence Project of Texas - you can find them at www.ipoftexas.org.