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Support for families affected by incarceration.

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
December 4, 2018

Money saving tips when you’re in prison or going to prison

Have a loved one who’s incarcerated or preparing for incarceration? Concerned about the costs associated with staying in touch? This enterprising former convict casually explains Pigeonly
December 4, 2018

How to Write a Parole Support Letter

For incarcerated individuals, being granted parole can be a huge step in the right direction in terms of moving past their previous mistakes, and in terms
December 4, 2018

How to Write a Parole Support Letter

For incarcerated individuals, being granted parole can be a huge step in the right direction in terms of moving past their previous mistakes, and in terms
December 4, 2018

What To Know Before Visiting An Inmate

Inmate Visitation: The Simple Guide to Visiting Someone in Prison When a loved one ends up in jail or prison, one of your first thoughts will
December 4, 2018

When Can a Correctional Officer Use Force Against an Inmate?

One of the most common worries most people have when a loved one is sentenced to jail or prison is that they won’t be safe while
December 4, 2018

What to Do (and Not to Do) to Survive a Prison Sentence

If you’ve recently been sentenced to prison – a place you never thought you’d end up – chances are, you’re pretty terrified. From not knowing exactly
September 14, 2018

State-by-State Voting Laws for Convicted Felons

For citizens of the United States, the act of voting is perhaps the most powerful way to have our voices be heard. Whether voting in a
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