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Can you wear dentures in prison

Can You Wear Dentures In Prison?

When I was a little girl, I loved going to the dentist. I know that makes me a bit odd, but I had a nice, friendly dentist, and visiting him got me out of school for a few hours every six months. I was lucky to have a mom who took dental health seriously, and […]

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Can You Kiss During Prison Visits

Can You Kiss During Prison Visits?

How long do you think you could go without kissing your spouse or significant other? Do you think you would last a week or a month? How about ten years? I’ve never been a big fan of public displays of affection, but when it comes to prison visits, I make an exception, and so does […]

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Can You Dip In Prison

Can You Dip In Prison?

When I was in prison between 2013 and 2017, inmates were still allowed to smoke outside in Missouri prisons. As a smoker, that was something to celebrate. Since then, Missouri has banned tobacco products on prison grounds because of a lawsuit filed by a non-smoking inmate who is serving a life sentence. Now, as I […]

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Why Does An Inmate Need Money

Why Does An Inmate Need Money?

As Liza Minelli told us in Cabaret, money makes the world go round. And, even though that movie reference tells you way too much about my age and geeky interests, it is a universal truth, both in the free world and inside of a prison. Money is everything in prison. It can transform your experience […]

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Can you wear jewelry in prison

Can You Wear Jewelry In Prison?

Jewelry is a reflection of personal style, and even if it isn’t expensive, some pieces have sentimental value that can’t be measured. From necklaces to ankle bracelets, you wear jewelry for a reason, and it is an important accessory when you are dressing up. Of course, things change when you are in prison. The Department […]

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Inmate Commissary 101 - Everything You Want to Know

Inmate Commissary 101 – Everything You Want to Know

I love to go shopping. As a teenager, I lived for the days I could go to the mall and explore all of the cool stores. As an adult, I can get lost in Amazon for hours. Finding yourself a little something special to spend your money on is a lot of fun, no matter […]

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can you have a tv in your prison cell

Can You Have A TV In Your Prison Cell?

Binge watching a good TV show is one of my favorite things to do. I have been known to burn an entire weekend thanks to a couple of seasons of everything from Schitt’s Creek to Better Call Saul. I know I’m not alone. With so much good TV available these days, how does anyone leave […]

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Can you volunteer in a prison

Can You Volunteer In A Prison?

Inmates and prison life have become a popular form of entertainment in recent years thanks to reality shows, true crime docu-series, and scripted television shows. But, even though you might have seen every episode of MSNBC’s Lock Up, it doesn’t mean you understand what life is really like behind bars, what truly causes many people […]

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Can you tour a prison

Can You Tour A Prison?

In recent years, the popularity surrounding scripted shows like Orange Is the New Black and Wentworth, reality shows like 60 Days In, Locked Up Abroad, and Girls Incarcerated, and true crime docs like Making A Murderer, has skyrocketed interest in the justice system and prisons. People are curious to know what life is really like […]

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Can you drink in prison

Can You Drink In Prison?

Drinking in prison seems to be a popular topic among people who are interested in prison life and what it’s really like to live behind electric fences and locked doors. Any movie or TV show that is about prison always seems to have at least one character who knows how to provide the rest of […]

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