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How Convicts' Loved Ones Can Keep in Touch


Coping with the emotional stress associated with having a loved one incarcerated can be challenging, to say the least. While there is no official rulebook that explains how to deal with such a difficult situation, with the proper tools, you can get through this.

Keep in Touch

One of the most important things to remember while your loved one is incarcerated is that you will still be able to keep in touch, and you should be sure to do so! Depending on the facility your loved one ends up at, you will likely have multiple ways to communicate:

  • Scheduled Visits - It’s likely that you want to meet with your loved one in person during their time behind bars. Luckily, many facilities offer in-person visits. These visits are a great way for you to keep in touch with your loved one, along with being able to maintain the personal relationship you have on the outside.

  • Phone - Phone calls are the most common form of communication for inmates and their loved ones. Talking with your loved one over the phone will allow you to hear about daily life, give advice on their struggles, and continue growing the relationship you had on the outside; so you can return to your best situation following their release.

  • Digital/Mailed Messaging - While talking on the phone is the preferred method to contact a loved one in jail; not all facilities offer such a feature. Meaning the next best form of communication is through digital and mailed messaging. This includes:

    • Emails

    • Mailed letters

    • Social media messages

Sending photos in your messages is always a plus. These types of messages can be extremely beneficial in keeping your loved one up to date with what’s going on in the outside world, along with giving them something to look forward to receiving.

Our Team Can Help

Losing your loved one for any period of time is challenging. However, there are things that can be done to reduce the amount of time your loved one is serving. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney can help protect your loved one's rights.

Contact Mark Raymond McDonald, Esq. A Law Corporation today (909) 443-1599 for more information.

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