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Private Prison vs. Public Prison

The United States currently has the most significant number of inmates in the world. Almost two million people throughout the country are living inside two types of prisons: private and public.

October 6, 2022
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How to Send Money to a Federal Inmate

Thriving in prison can cost a lot of money, especially when you choose to stay healthy and productive to attain the best chance of success after incarceration. Buying food items and toiletries from the commissary or in-prison store to maintain good hygiene and get supplementary nutrition can mean using up your $360 maximum monthly limit.

October 5, 2022
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What to Talk About With Someone in Jail and Prison

The famed Russian novelist and Soviet critic Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn recalled in his book,The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956, Volume 2,that his years in prison benefitted his life. In fact, one of Solzhenitsyn’s famous lines from the book is “Bless you, prison” which astonished most of his readers. 

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How to Email an Inmate in County Jail

How can you communicate with an inmate in county jail if they do not possess a private phone or a personal computer (PC)? After sending money to a prisoner, how can they check for email notifications? Over a half-century ago, in 1971, Ray Tomlinson invented the modern email. Estimates show that in 2019, approximately half the world’s population used email.

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How Long Can an Inmate Stay in County Jail?

According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in 2019, county jails housed approximately 734,500 inmates. This figure included pre-trial detainees. If the local law enforcement incarcerates you or a family member in county jail, you may have some unanswered questions.

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Denied Medical Treatment in Jail and Prison

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) director, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wrote an article arguing that health is a fundamental human right.

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What Is Life Like in Prison?

After receiving your criminal conviction, you may wonder how you should prepare for prison life. Or maybe your loved one is headed to prison, and you are looking for ways to help them adjust.

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Private Prisons

Private prisons are correctional facilities owned by private entities and managed through a contract with the government. These businesses run prisons for profit, relying on the number of inmates and the average length of their services to stay financially afloat.

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Community-Based Corrections

Community-based corrections, also known as community corrections, are ways that governmental bodies supervise law offenders outside prisons or jails. The United States criminal justice system views these correctional approaches as viable sentencing alternatives to jail or prison sentences. In 2020, the offender population under community supervision was 3,890,400, compared to 1,691,600 in prisons and jails.

September 30, 2022
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