It's time to get you and your family prepared for a prison visit this holiday season to let them know you care.
Prison Visits & Issues

Preparing for a Prison Visit This Holiday Season

Your incarcerated loved ones should expect something special from you this holiday season. They should look forward to spending Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year with you. But, not in the usual way. You need to make sure your loved one gets a prison visit this holiday season from you. This is the holiday gift of […]

Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia
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Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia not Allowing Inmates to See their Kids

The Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia is not allowing their inmates to visit with their children. According to a class-action lawsuit that was recently filed, that’s what happened to Allen Woods when he couldn’t see his son on his sixth birthday. Instead of well wishes and hugs, Woods had to be satisfied with sending a […]

Ormistan family charities
Prison Visits & Issues

LAT and Ormiston Families Charity to Partner to Provide Family Services to Lincoln Prison

HMP Lincoln to partner with a top family charity, Ormiston Families Charity to provide more than a few services to inmates and families of inmates. As one of three prisons, Lincoln has paired up with the Lincolnshire Action Trust in what has been said to be a pleasing partnership. Once the partnership is complete, the […]

Video visitation
Prison Visits & Issues

Inmates in Denver Jails See Their Family Only Through Video Calls

Prisoners in Denver’s detention centers haven’t been able to have in person visits with friends and loved ones since 2005. In fact, there isn’t even a plexiglass barrier. The visitation is different here, and inmates and loved ones, even children, have to sit at video terminals in the jail lobby and jail housing area. Nicholas […]

Visitation room added to morgan county jail
Prison Visits & Issues

Morgan County Jail to Build Second Visitation Room

In an attempt to help cut waiting times for inmate visits, the Morgan County Jail officials have decided to add another visitation room. The hope is that more people will be able to visit their loved ones when the second viditation room is completed. The new room was started last week and will be located […]

Jail visitor left child in hot car while visiting inmate arrested
Prison Visits & Issues

Female Jail Visitor Arrested For Leaving Baby Inside Hot Car in Parking Lot

A 21-year-old Florida woman, Rachel Etienne, has been locked up at the Orange County jail for child neglect. Etienne was a jail visitor visiting a jail inmate at the facility before being jailed herself. Her offense was that she left her two-year-old baby behind in her car. The baby was locked up inside the car […]

is just one of the state's prisons, which are all replacing direct access to lawyers with iPads.
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LexisNexis: South Dakota DOC Replaces Direct Access to Lawyers with Computer Subscriptions

The South Dakota Department of Corrections is making it impossible for prison inmates to have direct access to lawyers. Instead, they will have to take part in video calls to communicate with their attorneys. No More Direct Access to Lawyers for South Dakota Inmates Inmates will soon be introduced to computer tablets, which they will […]

Trustee inmates from the Brevard County Jail work hard filling sandbags ahead of Hurricane Irma in Merritt Island, FL., Sept. 7, 2017.
Prison Visits & Issues

BREAKING NEWS: Hurricane Irma Shuts Down Florida’s Weekend Prison Visits

Weekend prison visits at all correctional facilities in Florida for Saturday (9/9) and Sunday (9/10) are canceled. The action comes in the wake of the arrival of Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) explained that the plan is aimed to enhance the safety of inmates under its protection. Other proactive measures include providing 24/7 […]

Lightning crashes Volusia jail’s video visitation system
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Lightning Knocks Down Volusia County Jail Video Visitation System for Over a Month (Video)

A lightning strike crashed the video visitation system recently at the Volusia County Jail. Jail officials thought it would be a quick and easy fix. But it wasn’t back up and running for a month and two days after the storm. Lightning Crash at Volusia County Jail Affects Inmates It had become Brittany Crenshaw’s routine to eat, […]

Prison Family Report: DajuanFirstClass and his niece Ameera on a well deserved prison visit.
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Open Your Home to a Prison Family… It Helps in So Many Ways

Being kind to a prison family is helpful in numerous ways. Research has shown over the years, that the presence of families during prison visits helps the inmates’ condition, psychologically and behavioral. Prison Visits Help Recidivism Being connected to their prison families improves inmate performance, inside the prison and eventually when they get released. One […]