Can You Get Newspapers in Prison

Can You Get Newspapers in Prison?

Keeping up with current events – in your community, country, and around the world – is a normal part of daily life for many of us. Especially in this current political climate. Thanks to modern technology, we now have immediate access to more information than we can accurately process. Unless some major tech company tries […]

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Can you run for president in prison

Can You Run for President in Prison?

While the debate rages on in America about free and fair elections – and which candidate actually won the Presidential election – it got me thinking about prison inmates and felons in relation to the electoral process. It’s no secret that when you go to prison, you give up some of your rights. There is […]

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Can you choose which prison to go to

Can You Choose Which Prison to go to?

Life is all about choices. Making good ones can lead you on a happy, successful path in life. But making bad ones can result in consequences that you might never be able to overcome. Having the freedom to make your own choices – no matter how big or small – is one of the best […]

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How to write an inmate a letter

How to Write an Inmate a Letter

In previous blog posts, I have mentioned just how important it is for an inmate to receive letters from friends and family. For a prison inmate, communication with the outside world is extremely limited. If they don’t have access to a TV or radio, the only way an inmate comes in contact with the outside […]

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Can pets visit you in prison

Can Pets Visit You in Prison?

In previous blog posts, I have written about how much I love my pets. My cat Dale and my dog Titus are my fur babies, and they are an important part of my family. Dale is three years old and Titus is four, so they didn’t become part of my life until after I left […]

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Can You Have Pets in Prison

Can You Have Pets in Prison?

I’ll be honest, my pets are my children. My sweet little Shih Tzu Titus is 4-years-old and a champion snuggler. My cat Dale is 3-years-old, and he rules the house. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my pets and always joke that they are my emotional support animals. The truth is that […]

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Can You Wear Jordan’s in Prison

Can You Wear Jordan’s in Prison?

When you are sentenced to time in prison and placed into custody, the process of stripping away your personal identity immediately begins. Officers take away your clothes and all personal belongings and give you a jail uniform to wear while you wait for your transfer to prison. In prison life, conformity is key. Prison officials […]

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What can you put in prison letters

What Can You Put in Prison Letters?

When I was in prison, one of the best moments of the day was mail call. Every weeknight, an officer would come onto the wing and hand out inmate mail.  Sometimes, I would get letters or emails from home. Other times, I would receive letters from people I had never met, but who had read […]

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Can you wear jeans in prison

Can You Wear Jeans in Prison?

When people ask me about my prison experience, one of the most common questions I get is about clothing. People are always interested in what inmates are allowed to wear.  When we see prison inmates on TV and in movies, we usually see them in an orange jumpsuit or a khaki two-piece. This is actually […]

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How Can You Earn Money in Prison

How Can You Earn Money in Prison?

Earning money is just as important for an inmate in prison as it is for someone in the free world. In addition to “three hots and a cot,” the state provides an inmate with an absolute minimum number of supplies – a few items of clothing, a sheet and towel, and hygiene items. Other than […]

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