Prison Release Hotline

Prison Release Hotline Empowering Men and Women on The Move for Re-Entry, Inc. is a supportive housing program in Metro Atlanta for men who have been incarcerated.  They recently added a prison release hotline for men to connect with Fulton County services, including: Employment/Career Apprenticeship Temporary Housing Medical SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) Substance Treatment Behavioral Health Counseling Mentoring Social Security Benefits (404) 654-0407
Read more
  • 0

CHARG.org – Mental Health Resource

CHARG.org - Mental Health Resource Since 1983, the prison custody population in Colorado has increased over 500% with over 35,000 Colorado residents incarcerated in various kinds of facilities. With the vast amount of broad information, it can be increasingly difficult for an individual in the justice process or their loved ones to find the correct information and resources that they need to adequately readjust to life in the real world.  CHARG Resource Center provides mental health support, homeless outreach, and more at various locations around Denver.  If you or a loved one has been incarcerated and could use help, visit https://www.charg.org/ to see the resources available.
Read more
  • 0

Reentry Resources – Texas

Reentry Resources — Texas With over 700,000 Texas residents navigating the criminal justice system across 254 counties, it can be very hard for justice-involved individuals and their loved ones to find the reentry resources they need.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice recognizes this issue and compiled a massive document full of various resources by Texas county.  It has resources for topics such as substance abuse, housing, mental health, medical care, and much more.  It provides addresses, contact information, website addresses, and comments about each resource.  Having access to such resources is essential to those in need of help when returning home from prison.  Texans, if you or a loved one has been incarcerated, click on the link and see all the resources available. https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/documents/rid/RID_Reentry_Resource_Guide.pdf For more reentry resources available in Texas and across the US, explore our Reentry Resources page.
Read more
  • 0

Annuity.org – Financial Education

Resource Spotlight: Annuity.org Annuity.org is an online financial education center providing carefully researched, and timely financial information.  The free, comprehensive web resource provides professional insight from experienced financial experts on a variety of financial topics, in hopes of helping you make educated financial decisions. Men and women recently released from prison often face an entirely new set of challenges, especially when it comes to finances.  Annuity.org is here to help you navigate those financial challenges.  With resources ranging from general financial literacy education, to long term financial topics such as income annuities. Other topics explained include saving and investing, personal finance basics, retirement planning, veteran resources, and more. Taking the initiative to self-educate and grow your financial knowledge is important, and can contribute to your success after release!
Read more
  • 0

Sex Offender Registry Requirements

Sex Offender Registry Requirements Conditions of Supervision aren’t the only set of rules that vary based on location.  For returning citizens who are required to register, the rules they must follow vary widely and can be confusing and overwhelming.  States have a lot of discretion in how they write their SOR laws and the result is a patchwork of restrictions.  Just look at the so called Thousand Foot Rule, which prohibits a registrant from living or working within 1,000 ft. of schools, playgrounds, daycares, etc.  For some states that “etc.” includes churches, making finding housing and employment in the Bible Belt near impossible.  In some states the Thousand Foot Rule is actually 1,500 ft., in others it’s 2,000.   Complicating matters even further, it is often left up to local law enforcement jurisdictions to determine what establishments meet the criteria for certain restrictions.  For example, the “etc.” for Georgia’s Thousand Foot Rule includes public pools. …
Read more
  • 0

Supervised Release

Supervised Release When someone is sentenced in federal court they receive two sentences.  The custody portion will be served in a federal correctional facility that can be anywhere in the country.  If they’re lucky it might be close enough for frequent visits from family and friends.  Some, however, are sent clear across the country to serve their time.  Their time in custody, that is.  The second portion of the sentence imposed is Supervised Release.   *This is not to be confused with Probation, another term entirely, even though those on Supervised Release report to a federal Probation Officer.  The simple difference is this: Probation is imposed INSTEAD of a prison sentence, while Supervised Release is served AFTER release from federal prison.   Supervised Release can vary from district to district, though many conditions are the same across the country.  There are Mandatory Conditions of Supervision, which the federal courts have dictated must be inc…
Read more
  • 0

Release Prep

Release Prep Over 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each year.  In 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons alone released 45,075 inmates.  For these men and women and their families, planning ahead for their release is crucial.  The transition from prison to home can be extremely stressful, but with the right information and resources it can be successful.  Our Release Preparation Guide walks through the whole process, starting at the very beginning of a person’s involvement with the justice system all the way to the day of their release from federal prison.  Defendants and families alike should take a look at this Release Preparation Guide.  For any questions or concerns, contact us to schedule a consultation.  We can help you prepare now to make your transition home a success.
Read more
  • 0

Returning Citizens

Returning Citizens Returning Citizens.  Justice-Involved Individuals.  Ex-Offenders.  These are the new descriptors of the previously incarcerated.  Felons.  People who have been to prison.  Call them what you will, their numbers are growing rapidly.  If you’ve never been in prison, if no one in your family has ever been in prison, if you don’t know anyone who has been in prison you should count yourself lucky.  Statistics show that is increasingly rare.  Over 2 million Americans are incarcerated at the moment and the vast majority of them will be released eventually.  In 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons alone released 45,075 people.  They are returning citizens.  For them, and for their loved ones, there are resources to help them navigate this new chapter.   The Probation Information Network is here to help guide you through the federal criminal justice system.  We have guides and checklists for every step of the way, as well as a directory of federal criminal …
Read more
  • 0