Powhatan Correctional Center – State Farm, VA

Powhatan Correctional Center is located in Powhatan County, VA and is the main jail for the region. Do you know someone at Powhatan Correctional Center? This guide gives you about anything one might want to know about Powhatan Correctional Center: Find an inmate at Powhatan Correctional Center. How to view Powhatan Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Powhatan Correctional Center intake procedures. Powhatan County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Powhatan Correctional Center
3600 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (804) 598-4251
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Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Powhatan Correctional Center you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Powhatan Correctional Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another jail you will want to look here: Virginia County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Powhatan Correctional Center inmates can be searched on the Powhatan Correctional Center website, or you can see them at the Powhatan Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Powhatan Correctional Center site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Powhatan Correctional Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Powhatan Correctional Center

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Powhatan Correctional Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

The Powhatan Correctional Center phone number is: (804) 598-4251

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Powhatan Correctional Center:

Powhatan Correctional Center
3600 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Powhatan Correctional Center
3600 Woods Way
State Farm, VA 23160


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Powhatan County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Powhatan County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are available at Powhatan County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should access the Powhatan County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Powhatan County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Powhatan County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Powhatan County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the street address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Powhatan County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Powhatan County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Powhatan County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Powhatan County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Powhatan Correctional Center is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Powhatan Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Powhatan Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail at Powhatan Correctional Center changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Powhatan Correctional Center website when you send any funds.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Powhatan Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Powhatan Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Powhatan Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Powhatan Correctional Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Powhatan Correctional Center? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Powhatan Correctional Center


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  1. Jason says:

    I was just released from the Powhatan county jail March 17th and it is nothing the way it is described in the website…. there is no wake up call as it says or a roll call. They just bring you your trays to your cell which is what wakes you up. I’m assuming the roll call is head count which you do nothing to take place in. The county jail inmates do not go to any classes or treatment programs as suggested. There is no pods or day rooms either. It’s is just 14 two man cells that are about 8 feet by 6 feet in which the only time you are aloud out is for one hour a day to play either basketball or lift weights. And when u do this you are hand cuffed while walking to court or weight room. They only get 3 showers a week which is Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. And they are first thing in the morning, so when u do go to rec for an hour it is after showers in afternoon. So u get all sweaty and have to stay like that till your next shower day. O yea, you are hand cuffed walking to shower as well. There is no mistaking either that this is the jail being described and not the actual prison because it plainly says the county jail and says when u write an inmate to write county jail above address. It also says you can send cash, check or money order…. nope, wrong again. While I was in there I was told by a D.O.C correctional officer it can only be a money order. There is no deputies there as a county jail should be ran by, only correctional officers. If I’m not mistaken what is being used for the jail is the old death row. There is no t.v. unless you have 200 dollars to purchase one on canteen that takes a month or more to get, and you can only use a phone twice a week and that is at night after 6 pm. I cannot believe what I was reading about how the jail is said to be!!!! Because it is the complete opposite. I don’t know if it is being led on to thinreally is but I do believ it is better then what it is and like there are things mentioned for the inmates, but i do believe is families knew exactly how it was for there loved ones in there they will truly be astonished. My fiance said when she came to pick me up that the c.o sounded as if she had an attitude with her because i was being released!!!! Mind you the way i have described this place was what i went threw and i was only in there for a driving charge!!!!

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