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 and its services, from low-cost photo printing and delivery to how cheap phone calls work. Meet RDAP Dan, your guide to the inside. Sign up here to bring low-cost services to your inmate – and ... Continue Reading
Support for families affected by incarceration.
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 of getting their life back on track. While parolees are still technically in the custody of the court, and they will still face a number of restrictions regarding their day-to-day life, being on parole will allow them to begin a brand new ... Continue Reading
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 locked away. While we’ve talked before about the rights an individual retains while imprisoned, as well as what you can do if you discover your loved one is being abused in prison, the fact of the matter is that correctional officers certainly are licensed to use force ... Continue Reading
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 what to expect while imprisoned, to hearing horror stories about inmates being jumped, beat up, and even killed while serving their sentence, you can be pretty sure that the months (and possibly years) to come will be quite difficult – and possibly ... Continue Reading
Inez Bordeaux was at times left broke, homeless, and living in a halfway house over the years of unpleasant interactions with the criminal justice system in St Louis,Â Missouri. But the only time she ever felt hopeless was during the month she was incarcerated in the city's infamous â€œworkhouseâ€ jail in 2016. To read more please ... Continue Reading
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 nationwide presidential election, or in smaller, city-wide elections that determine our local representatives and laws, the act of voting empowers each individual citizen to stand up for what they believe in. By today's standards, most every US citizen over the ... Continue Reading