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Old 07-11-2019, 02:07 PM
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Default I surrender next month, basic questions

Next month, I begin serving a sentence at a minimum security Federal prison. I read through the BOP website, but could not find the answer to these questions:
  1. I run a small business with one other employee. When using the phone or email system, am I permitted to discuss my business?
  2. I'd like to bring at least two dozen books with me. Is this permitted, or will they be confiscated?
  3. I'm 66 years old and have a number of necessary prescriptions, as well as medical and dental over-the-counter medications and other items. Can I access all of these? I can't bring them, right?
  4. If i want to use the email system or pay for calls myself, I have to earn the money first, is that correct? I cannot deposit some in my account when I arrive?
  5. Will there always be long lines for the phones and email system?
  6. Long before I was sentenced, I paid for and enrolled in an online education course regarding immigration law that starts two weeks after my sentence begins. Is taking this course completely out of the question?
  7. I'd like to learn how to speak Spanish better, but it seems like the only language classes offered are English. Is the only way I can study Spanish by bringing a textbook? If it has CDs or digital sound, will they allow it?
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1. No; inmates are not allowed to run outside businesses.
2. No; but you can mail them to yourself, a few in each package. There will be a limit on the number of books you can have in your property at any one time.
3. OTC medications must be purchased from the commissary. Once you know where you are going, you can access the commissary list here: https://www.bop.gov/locations/search.jsp.
RX meds have to be prescribed and dispensed by the prison's medical folks. Here is a link to the RX formulary, https://www.bop.gov/resources/pdfs/formulary.pdf
so find out which formulary medications are best for your medical issues.

Approval for non-formulary drugs (and especially for any pain medication that is not OTC) is nearly impossible. It will be up to you to convince them which RX meds you require, so a letter from your doctor with diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan is helpful. The best evidence is to have it included in your presentence investigation report, the bop's Bible. When you first arrive, you will be interviewed by a medical staff member, paramedic, nurse or physician's assistant, who will determine which prescription medications you will receive until you have your first triage meeting at the medical building, a week or so later.

4. No; phone, commissary and email can be funded from outside. The only prison I was in that restricted commissary purchases to money earned there was the Oklahoma City transfer prison.
https://www.bop.gov/inmates/communications.jsp#money
5. Maybe yes, maybe no. When the bop changed from updating monthly limits from one day (the first day of the month) for everyone, to different days (the 5th number in your prison ID #,xxxxX-xxx, times 3, plus one) the lines mostly disappeared.
6. Correspondence courses may be possible. You will need an approval from the prison's education department, and they have to be conducted totally through the mail. Finding a staff member willing to be your "monitor" will be difficult. Computers are evil.
7.No; technology for prisoners is also evil. There will be a number of Spanish speakers there, so start with a book, and ask for assistance.

Minimum security rules are the least oppressive, but it's still the bop.
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One other note to add, you are only allowed to be on a phone call for 15 minutes at a time, so even if you were able to discuss any business, the phone call goes by way too fast to get anything accomplished. Of course business is done on the inside, but it is near impossible to get anything accomplished. Your best bet is to make sure your employee is on your visitor list and they make regular visits to see you. They won't be able to take notes or bring in documents, but that is going to be your best bet in knowing what is going on. You can also write them anything that you need, and those letters won't be looked at, but letters coming in may be scrutinized. Same with emails to/from. The email system is similar to the phone although you can be on email for 20 mins at a time.

Where my husband was in Duluth, there was never a line for the phone or the computer. The issue was really that you had to wait 20 mins to 30 minutes in between phone calls or when your computer time was up to go online again. That was super annoying.

He never had a problem getting meds, but he also wasn't really on anything. Be sure to get a flu shot before you go in if it's after August. They will offer it to you at the prison, but easier to get it before you go in, as well as making sure you have your MMR up to date and any other vaccinations. Have a full physical beforehand, dental up to date etc. My husband has severe gum disease and it was well documented. They did let me send in his proxa brush but that was about it and even though they claimed he would see the dentist within 12 months of his being there, he never did. Fortunately, when he got out the periodontist said all things considered, his gums look ok and no lost teeth at this point.

You will not have any access to your online education course, so you can kiss that goodbye. Where my husband was (Duluth) there was an option to partake in a court through the local University, but inmates had to be selected for that and it was a very thorough process. Inmates participated with students at the local university. My husband was in the first class they tried this with last fall and I think they just finished the second one this Spring. Since he's been out since January, I don't know if they're running it again. I know the numbers there are way down. He really liked the class, although he found the prisoners were more prepared than the actual students from the university and he wasn't too impressed with the caliber of those students. Of course, I had to remind him that he had been working for nearly 40 years in the real world , went to a presitgious university and these were 20 year old kids! Big difference and with much less world experience than he and some of the inmates had.

You will also have a job in the prison.

As for books. He had a ton of them in there. He made a list of books before he went in that he wanted me to send. They also had access to the Duluth public library so if they had it on hand he was able to check it out through there as opposed to me sending it to him. There is supposed to be a max of 5, but that wasn't enforced. The bigger issue is really what fits in your locker. If it doesn't fit, then you can't have it.

You should try to search for someone on here who has been at the camp you're going to that can answer your questions as I can't tell you how much that helped my husband make things a lot easier! Good luck!
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The thing to remember, there's the rules, and then there's the people enforcing the rules. Many of whom haven't actually read the rules. My LO had many more books than officially permitted, but no one ever cared, so long as they all fit in his locker. While they'll never allow you to keep the prescriptions you bring in, they may prove useful during your check-in time at R&D, simply to let them know which prescriptions your outside doctor has you taking, some of which may or may not be on BOP's "formulary"; their list of permitted drugs.
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Take a list of your RX meds with you when you self surrender, not the actual prescriptions. The bop stole over $2,000.00 of mine and told me they couldn't be mailed home. Why not, I asked since they arrived in the mail from the VA? "Policy" was the answer, but I figured that they would either be sold, or the COs would have a party.

One of the biggest things for you to know is that the prison staff is always right, if they are, or even when they aren't. Save your objections for serious issues, since when there is a notation of "complainer" put on your inmate file, it always makes legitimate complaints even less likely to be resolved fairly.
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My LO's meds weren't worth stealing; just the usual blood pressure/cholesterol stuff. But even empty Rx vials with the prescribing doctor's name/info on them may be more persuasive to the BOP doctors than a written list. One of my LO's meds wasn't on BOP's formulary, so they refused to keep him on it. Then, a month or two later, they gave it to him! Yes, learn now, that right or wrong, you're not going to win any arguments with the BOP.
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My mother is 87 years old, and I've been making decisions about paying her household expenses. If there's a complicated decision to be made, is it permissible for my daughter to email me or talk to me on the phone about it? (An employee in my company would implement the decision.)
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You'll have access to email through Corrlinks and will be able to make phone calls after a short time. I wouldn't discuss anything illegal, BOP can / does listen to calls, at least skim emails & letters.

Is it possible for your daughter to be made POA over your Mom, so she can take care of just about anything on your Mom's behalf? She'll need one on you, too...and a HIPPA.

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I have regular prescription glasses, prescription reading glasses, and prescription dark glasses. If I bring them when I SS, do they give them back to me?
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I have regular prescription glasses, prescription reading glasses, and prescription dark glasses. If I bring them when I SS, do they give them back to me?
Depending on where you are reporting and who does the intake, you could possibly walk into your unit with all pairs or just one pair. Anything taken from you and not given to you to take into your unit will be shipped home to the address you provide them - this includes shoes, clothes, underwear, socks, etc...

My husband has prescription glasses and he was able to wear his in and bring along a case and cleaning cloth.
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I'll be released in mid-winter. How do I organize the correct clothing so I can get to the bus station?
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You have the ability to use your commissary funds to buy winter appropriate clothing (sweat pants and sweat shirts and long sleeved thermals) which you'll want to have anyways to be comfortable in your housing unit, and on your release date those items can be worn out the door. Or you also can have family members ship winter appropriate clothing to your discharge unit and that package will be waiting for you on your discharge date.
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Next month, I begin serving a sentence at a minimum security Federal prison. I read through the BOP website, but could not find the answer to these questions:
  1. I run a small business with one other employee. When using the phone or email system, am I permitted to discuss my business?
  2. I'd like to bring at least two dozen books with me. Is this permitted, or will they be confiscated?
  3. I'm 66 years old and have a number of necessary prescriptions, as well as medical and dental over-the-counter medications and other items. Can I access all of these? I can't bring them, right?
  4. If i want to use the email system or pay for calls myself, I have to earn the money first, is that correct? I cannot deposit some in my account when I arrive?
  5. Will there always be long lines for the phones and email system?
  6. Long before I was sentenced, I paid for and enrolled in an online education course regarding immigration law that starts two weeks after my sentence begins. Is taking this course completely out of the question?
  7. I'd like to learn how to speak Spanish better, but it seems like the only language classes offered are English. Is the only way I can study Spanish by bringing a textbook? If it has CDs or digital sound, will they allow it?
1. The laws are likely similar to which they say you cannot run businesses from prison. However, you have a partner on the outside, if they are trusted then business will run as usual. You will be able to have your signature notarized on documents, you will be able to discuss and send mail about business decisions, but you will need to rely on your partner to do most of the work, putting you in the position of helpless consultant.
2/3. In Florida, they don't allow you to bring ANYTHING with you. However, in the local jails they will let family drop off Rx eye-wear, it's your best bet at having an property to travel with you to prison. Once in prison here, if you don't have your eye-wear you must wait for an exam and are issued standard issued frames, no contact lenses. Once my loved one landed in prison they took him off his Rx drugs and refused to dispense them, no consultation or explanation.
4. Phone calls depend of the corporation the facility you land is does business with, generally you cannot setup your bank account until you've been assigned to a location - family and friends are essential for coordinating these endeavors. In Florida earning money is not a viable option, having someone on the outside sending money to your account is helpful, if not you'll have to learn to barter.
5. Depends on the quality of the equipment and availability. You can count on phone calls being too short & no privacy.
6. Inmates do not have internet access (generally speaking). There are staff who will accept bribes to smuggle in devices, but they are contraband and not worth the risk if you aren't a lifer.
7. In Florida, books with discs are flat out rejected, b/c disc players are not allowed. They have MP3 players here, and a catalog that costs twice the amount as iTunes, no podcasts or audio books, etc. NY I imagine may be more civilized.

Focus on being self sufficient, don't depend on anyone inside. Plan on engaging in self study. Good Luck.
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As for books. He had a ton of them in there. He made a list of books before he went in that he wanted me to send. They also had access to the Duluth public library so if they had it on hand he was able to check it out through there as opposed to me sending it to him. There is supposed to be a max of 5, but that wasn't enforced. The bigger issue is really what fits in your locker. If it doesn't fit, then you can't have it.

You should try to search for someone on here who has been at the camp you're going to that can answer your questions as I can't tell you how much that helped my husband make things a lot easier! Good luck!
That's amazing. The private facility my loved one is located in Florida has a tiny library, and they certainly do not partner with a local public library. Family and money are essential to receive books in this case. In Florida they put a cap on how many books you can keep as well, they can be sent to "property pickup" for family to pickup in person or they can be mailed home (postage charged to your in house bank account) - they're very strict on monitoring your book total.
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Not true for federal prisons: Happy camper is going to federal prison. You can take one pair of prescription eyeglasses, as long as you certify they are worth less than $100.00 (what used glasses are worth more?). Previously prescription eyeglasses could be sent in with a "package approval certificate" issued by the counselor, but the bop put a stop to that. The only option available now for replacement eyeglasses is through prison medical. Getting a refraction appointment for an eyeglass prescription takes forever, and once done it will be sent to a unicor factory that must have purchased all of Buddy Holly's plastic frames when he died in a plane crash on Feb 3, 1959.

Prescription medications for health issues must be provided by prison medical, none can be brought or sent in.

Phone calls in all bop owned prisons must originate through the ITS, inmate telephone system, and have nothing to do with the phone carrier used by the receiving person (except for collect calls where the receiving phone must be able to accept the charges).

The information I posted in #2 above has the rules in all bop owned (not privately owned) prisons.
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If a business transaction is a rush, can a document be overnighted to me, I sign, and overnight it back -- or is it snail-mail all the way?
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While I dont know the fed rules......even overnighting it, wont get it to you any sooner than if it was just sent regular mail.
It will get to the prison faster, but not to you.
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My mother is 87 years old, and I've been making decisions about paying her household expenses. If there's a complicated decision to be made, is it permissible for my daughter to email me or talk to me on the phone about it? (An employee in my company would implement the decision.)
Yes, your daughter will be able to email you and you will be able to talk to her on the phone, but again, the 15 mins limit applies and it goes against your phone mins.

You should 100% make your daughter the HCPOA in case you are not available to make a medical decision.

My husband is an only child and his adult kids are useless. I was made the HCPOA for his 89 year old mother while he was away. Fortunately, I didn't have to implement anything emergent without discussing with him, but it is a good thing it was in place.

You should also make sure you have a HCPOA as well for you.
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I have regular prescription glasses, prescription reading glasses, and prescription dark glasses. If I bring them when I SS, do they give them back to me?
Yes, they won't take your glasses away, but you can only bring in ONE pair. Many guys bring in the glasses that turn the sun glasses when outside. I was actually surprised with how many do this.

I think you can buy reading glasses in the commissary, but not RX ones. You should get a new pair of glasses that cover the reading, regular RX and sun. I remember asking one of the guys about the sun glasses. It was difficult for my husband when we sat outside not having sun glasses. It would have been helpful no matter how dorky he would've looked.

The light inside the prison is also bad. My husband got out and knew he had eye problems. Recently had cataract surgery. The good news I guess is now no glasses, except cheap readers!
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That's amazing. The private facility my loved one is located in Florida has a tiny library, and they certainly do not partner with a local public library. Family and money are essential to receive books in this case. In Florida they put a cap on how many books you can keep as well, they can be sent to "property pickup" for family to pickup in person or they can be mailed home (postage charged to your in house bank account) - they're very strict on monitoring your book total.
Yes, it was a great program. Of course, he once had his bag, which contained a book from the library stolen when he was having lunch. He was told he had to buy the book to replace it. That was annoying, but the library let me deal with them directly and told me I could buy any new version of the book, not the hard copy. It was now out in paperback so it only cost $15 as opposed to the $35 my husband was told. But the kicker is that 2 days after I dropped the copy off at the library, the one that was stolen from him, came back in the batch of returned books from the prison. So the thief, was "kind" enough to return the book into the library bin at the prison. Unreal! Kind of makes you wonder if the thief was a CO looking for something specific. I actually think my husband was targeted. The only thing in the bag stolen besides the book were papers for one of the classes he was taking and his lesson plans he was preparing for the class he was teaching. However, a couple weeks before another guy had stuff stolen and it happened a week or so after him too and it was always a white collar guy in similar related former professions. So who knows?

In any case, he did send books back to me that he wanted to keep, but I taught him how to send them back media mail and he would buy stamps and they would give him a box and then he would just stick do that. It is way cheaper to send media mail than priority!
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I owe some tax money. Though it's personal, my lawyer now wants to bring my business into it. 2 questions:

1. When I call or email my lawyer, is it protected by atty-client privilege? Visiting me will cost me too much.

2. If I have to discuss business transactions relating to this back tax with an employee on the phone or by email, that's still totally forbidden, right?
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Your lawyer can arrange for a legal call which is supposed to be private. Unfortunately, the legal community doubts the BOP sticks to the rules. However, if you are dealing with something as straightforward as handling legitimate tax issues, as opposed to issues that are related to a potential case, you should be safe.
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2. No; but you can mail them to yourself, a few in each package. There will be a limit on the number of books you can have in your property at any one time.
I'm going to the FCI Canaan satellite camp. The official manual says books can only come directly from the publisher. I already bought ten paperbacks. My plan was to mail myself five now, the rest when I finish those.
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Unless the bop has changed the rules, which is always possible, camps and Low security FCIs allow paperback books to be mailed directly from home to the prisoner. Hardbacks at all security levels must come from the publisher or a bookstore, and arrive in the US Mail.
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I'm going to the FCI Canaan satellite camp. The official manual says books can only come directly from the publisher. I already bought ten paperbacks. My plan was to mail myself five now, the rest when I finish those.
Where my husband was the didn't care how many books he had at one time. It was really a question of how many fit in the locker. He also sent a lot of books home because he wanted to keep some of them. When he left, he also sent packages that contained books and I know he walked out with a whole bunch, all told, definitely had more than 5 at one time.

I had no problem sending a few sports magazines directly from the house also. It really just depends on how strict they are there and each prison is different.
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