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Old 06-23-2019, 01:43 PM
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Post Looking for help for my wife on what to expect

My wife just got sentenced and we are looking for answers to many questions about what she can expect. What is it like for elderly female federal inmates? Will she be able to stay in Florida? Are there any good forums or websites I can get helpful advice for her? How long does it take BOP to come to the jail to get her once she is sentenced?
What is it like for women in prison?
How much money will she need for commissary each month?
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Here are the bop prisons that house female inmates.

Be sure to check the 37 page PTO female prison camps Sticky for information on what to expect.

The federal prison forums have much information too.

If she is allowed to self surrender by her sentencing judge (be sure her lawyer requests it) she will wait at home, usually for a month or two, and then be told when and where to report.

Commissary, phones and email are somewhat complicated. The monthly commissary spending limit is around $325.00 (stamps, over the counter medications, phones and email don't count against the limit) but she won't need nearly that much after her first few months when she will need to buy a radio (for the TV audio), athletic shoes, sweatsuit, etc. Phone is limited to 300 minutes/month and costs 6 cents/min ( if you have a cellphone with a number that is a local call to the prison) or 21 cents/min for all other prepaid calls. Email costs 5 cents/min whenever she is logged into the system to read or write messages.

Ask any other questions that come up. Federal prisons have a steep learning curve,
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