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  • Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment in Jail - Yahoo

    Steve Thompson,Yahoo! Contributor Network Apr 2, 2008 I'd imagine that jail is the last place you'd want to start a substance abuse treatment program, but some people don't have the option. When you find yourself incarcerated for a drug-related offense, you no longer have access to the substance...

  • (Congressman) Jim Black and the RDAP Program

    Saturday, July 21, 2007 A big story in North Carolina this year has been the downfall of Jim Black, former four-term House Speaker. Black, 72, is from Matthews, a suburb of Charlotte, so he doesn't live far from me and the story has, of course, been large here. In Feb, he pled guilty to one c...

  • Prepping White-Collar Perps For Prison - Forbes

    Penelope Patsuris, July 31,2002 NEW YORK - Note to Samuel Waksal, Kenneth Lay, Bernard Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski and the Rigas family: If you are in fact sentenced to do prison time, keep these pointers in mind. Inmate etiquette dictates that you don't rat, don't cut in line, don't reach, don't a...

  • Definition of Rule 35 - A Way to Reduce Your Sentence

    FEDERAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE What is Rule 35? Rule 35 is simply a correction or reduction of prison sentence. There are quite a few stipulations under this Federal Rule, but Rule 35 (b) and the sections under Rule 35 (b), are specifically related to sentence relief or reduction for pro...

  • Time Off For Bad Behavior - Forbes

    White-collar crooks in the U.S. use rehab to shorten their jail time.Kai Falkenberg Forbes Magazine  January 12, 2009 Feb. 9 will be a big day for Samuel Waksal, the former chief executive officer of biotech firm ImClone. That day he'll be released from federal custody after serving five yea...

  • New commissary program offers inmates more variety

    Inmates at the Charles B. Webster Dentention Center unload a shipment of items ordered from the commissary, which sells food and necessities.By Steve Crawford Sunday, July 22, 2012 Sheriff’s Sgt. Matt Tindell observed as jail inmates stacked bright blue storage containers on orange carts – ...

  • You be the judge: Are these jail prices criminal?

    A reader asked a good question about today’s story on the Ramen noodle craze at the Harris County jail. The story reported that inmates purchased more than 3 million noodle packs last year, but also detailed how inmates buy other food, clothes and personal hygiene items when they’re serving time...

  • Keeping the Faith in Prison - A Commissary Story

    By Frank Green - The Richmond Times Dispatch Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 Dalvert Gilchrist stuffed two tote sacks with bags of chips, Ramen noodles and other goodies purchased from the prison commissary this month. Stepping back from a pickup window, the James River Correctional C...

  • Prison Coffee, Commissary, and the Alternative Inmate Economy

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011 One of the things I did not consider when I went to prison was that I would no longer get coffee. Of course, this was the least of my worries as I was readying myself to surrender, but having had significant amounts of coffee every morning for my entire adult life--the ...