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Support for families affected by incarceration.

December 6, 2018

Former Prisoners Rethink Criminal Justice Through Entrepreneurship And Civic Technology

“Reentry has to begin the moment you’re sentenced to prison. You’ve got to start planning to come home.” That’s the motif of Teresa Hodge, who co-founded
December 6, 2018

From Inmate to Entreprenuer: How an Ex-Felon Created a $3 Million Startup Helping Prisoners

Right now there are nearly 2 million inmates in state, federal, and juvenile prisons in the United States. Ninety-five percent of them will eventually be freed,
December 6, 2018
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How to Contact an Inmate by Telephone

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: When a loved one goes to prison, maintaining a line of communication with them is one of
December 5, 2018

How to Continue Learning and Growing While Incarcerated

For those who have been sentenced to prison for any amount of time, it can feel as if their life has been put on hold for
December 5, 2018

Keeping a Family Together

On this episode of ‘Daily VICE,’ we get to talk about how our app helps inmates and their families stay connected Pigeonly can help you save
December 5, 2018

What Type of Photos and Pictures Can You Send to Incarcerated Loved Ones?

Here at Pigeonly, we know that keeping in touch with your incarcerated loved one will be one of your top priorities throughout the duration of their
December 5, 2018

Brandy: I Am the Voice of a Prison Wife

Occasionally, we want to showcase the voice of the prison wife in her own words. She may be a wife or a girlfriend or a loved
December 5, 2018

Nadina: I Am the Voice of a Prison Wife

Occasionally, we want to showcase the voice of the prison wife in her own words. She may be a wife or a girlfriend or a loved
December 5, 2018

The Best Ways to Search for an Inmate

Here at Pigeonly, we’ve talked a lot about the many different options you have for keeping in touch with your incarcerated loved one, such as: Sending
December 5, 2018

Tekelia: I Am the Voice of a Prison Wife

Occasionally, we want to showcase the voice of the prison wife in her own words. She may be a wife or a girlfriend or a loved
December 5, 2018

The Best Ways to Search for an Inmate

Here at Pigeonly, we’ve talked a lot about the many different options you have for keeping in touch with your incarcerated loved one, such as: Sending
December 5, 2018

How To Put Money On The Phone For Inmates

As we’ve discussed on our blog in the past, staying in touch with an incarcerated loved one is incredibly important. But it also costs money. While
December 5, 2018

What to Wear (and Not to Wear) to a Prison Visit

As you’re probably well aware, keeping in touch with an incarcerated loved one is incredibly important – both for your relationship and for their mental well-being.
December 5, 2018

How to Save Money on Phone Calls From Prison

If you’ve ever had a conversation with an imprisoned loved one over the phone, you’ve likely faced a predicament:You know how important it is to stay
December 5, 2018

What Can You Send to Inmates in Prison?

What Can You Send to Inmates in Prison? When a loved one is imprisoned for any amount of time, you’ll strive to do just about anything
December 4, 2018

Are You Aware of Your Inmates Rights?

Are You Aware of Your Inmates Rights?   When a loved one is sentenced to jail or prison, you might fear that they will be placed
December 4, 2018

Hidden talents: Inmate art, straight from the heart

Too often the talents of those on the inside are overlooked; perhaps due to “out of sight, out of mind?” Allow us to reintroduce you to some
December 4, 2018

How to Get a Job If You Have a Criminal Record

You don’t need me to tell you that dealing with the criminal justice system is no picnic (to put it mildly). When going through the process
December 4, 2018

What to Do When a Loved One Goes to Jail

There’s no sugarcoating it: When a loved one goes to prison or jail, it’ll almost certainly disrupt a number of lives. Not only will they essentially
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