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Old 04-18-2010, 02:15 PM
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Default Unicor at Big Sandy question?

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long it takes for an inmate to get a job with UNICOR. And would if the inmate doesn't have a high school diploma or GED but does have sewing experience, will this make a difference?
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:29 PM
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My BF transfered out of BS about 9 months ago and was there for a couple years. He got right into UNICOR, maybe had to wait 1-2 month and had a job as a clerk. Where he is now, he's been on the list for the whole 10 months and still has a way to go. He thinks he'll be out by the time he reaches the top. The problem with BS was that they were on lockdown so much..lockdown ='s no working, ='s no money. Actually, my BF just wanted to stay at BF and finish up his time, because he had a good job at UNICOR. Of coarse once he told them that..out he went!!!
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Default GED needed to work at UNICOR??

Did your boyfriend have a high school diploma or GED? or job experience as clerk? Mine doesn't have a diploma but has experience, so I was wondering if that might speed up the process. Or is it required that you graduate high school or equivalent to work there regardless of your experience?

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My BF transfered out of BS about 9 months ago and was there for a couple years. He got right into UNICOR, maybe had to wait 1-2 month and had a job as a clerk. Where he is now, he's been on the list for the whole 10 months and still has a way to go. He thinks he'll be out by the time he reaches the top. The problem with BS was that they were on lockdown so much..lockdown ='s no working, ='s no money. Actually, my BF just wanted to stay at BF and finish up his time, because he had a good job at UNICOR. Of coarse once he told them that..out he went!!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:16 AM
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My BF did have a high school diploma and I don't know if that made a difference. He also had some sortta expierence cause he had worked for Unicor the last time he was in. But what I thought is he just got on the list and when a job was available he could either take it or not. No he didn't have any expieriece as a clerk, but he's somewhat intelegent..except when it comes to staying outta prison!!
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Hi, I know your post was a really long time ago and I don't even know if your man is still in, but I am flying in from Florida September 10-13 to see my man at Big Sandy.
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Why is Big Sandy the worst of the worst? That is where my pp is. Also, anyone known if they are on lockdown again/why? Thanks !!
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Why is Big Sandy the worst of the worst? That is where my pp is. Also, anyone known if they are on lockdown again/why? Thanks !!

I'm wondering the same thing, I haven't heard from my friend in a week or so... no email or anything. It seems a little odd, I'm hoping to have a letter from him today when I get home... but we will see...
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I'm wondering the same thing, I haven't heard from my friend in a week or so... no email or anything. It seems a little odd, I'm hoping to have a letter from him today when I get home... but we will see...
i hope you finally received your letter!!! i did, and all is well.. for now!
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Does anyone know how to get to big sandy usp Im in Texas?
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My mom was on her way to go visit my brother and it's an 11 hour drive, she got a call saying they were on lockdown. Anyone know if this is true?
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My mom was on her way to go visit my brother and it's an 11 hour drive, she got a call saying they were on lockdown. Anyone know if this is true?
Well, just called. They are. Wow. You really can't plan visits to this place can you?
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Well, i was hoping to find out if anybody else had info on the recent lockdown at USO Big Sandy, a friend rang yesterday to make sure my man is ok etc and has told me they will be on lockdown til middle of next week!!! So many lockdowns
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helloooo its meant to last til mid next week no visits but mail going in and out ......
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Someone from the facility called her? Thank goodness they did.
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Yup..I'm a Big Sandy alumni. The CO's ask the inmates if anyones comming to visit and they will call the home and let them know. I was shocked the 1st time I got a call.
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Does any of you know what the lockdown is about this time? Did anyone get hurt?

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Apparently early in the morning they sent everyone out to the yard because they were searching for some liquor that some guys had made. They found the liquor in the ceilings. So at first, just the people who made the liquor on lockdown. Then they sent everyone else to the cafeteria to see if they can find more. And then some of the guys in the cafeteria started to make noises, bang on tables etc, so the warden said that's it...everybody's on lockdown. Don't think anyone is hurt.

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Hey everyone! My baby is going to big sandy in the next coming weeks or months...whenever they decide to move him. This is his 3rd time at bs. Why is it so bad there? He won't tell me cause i don't think he wants to scare me. I read it's one of the worst ones to go to...why is that? Should i be nervous for him? This is the 1st time i've been with someone doin fed time.
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Hey ladies, I just got an email saying they were being put on lockdown. He didnt give any other information.
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Question Big Sandy on lockdown again?

Hey everyone,
Just got an email from my man saying that B.S. is on lockdown again. Does anyone know what the reason is this time and for how long it will last. I'd appreciate any information.
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Found out not that long ago that my nephew is located in USP Big Sandy, Kentucky, is there anyone that is familiar with this location?...
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Where are you from? My family member was sent over 900+ miles away.

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Anyone have information about Big Sandy minimum security camp in Kentucky? My brother is being sent there. We thought he'd be closer but he was sent over 500 miles from his family. We're really going to have a hard time visiting him because that kind of travel will be a financial burden for us.

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I'm familiar with USP Big Sandy. There is a place to stay right up the street from the prison. It's run by the churches in the area and you can stay the week-end for 25.00 donation. You get your own room according to your family size, bathroom and they have a common area for cooking, relaxing, tv, games etc. It's the greatest place for people visiting the prison. It's call Haven of Rest and the ladies name that runs it is Eileen Mullens.
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Hi, I know your post was a really long time ago and I don't even know if your man is still in, but I am flying in from Florida September 10-13 to see my man at Big Sandy.
do you go alot is he still in there? Theres not alot of people with guys there so thought i would ask....my bf is there too
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I was searching through in the hope to find some info on Big Sandy....id like to know if anyone else has a pp or loved one there too and what you have sent them other than books through amazon / barnes n noble etc.... gifts etccheers
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