How You Can Help a Loved One in Jail
Posted April 11th, 2017 by Andrew Pizzo Bail Bonds.
It’s a terrible feeling — having someone that you loved locked away in prison. The criminal case could take months — even if you bail them out, there is still the thought of your loved one going to prison. You’re worried about your loved one’s safety. You’re anxious about the future. You’re even a little hurt that your loved one may have committed a crime. Is there anything you can do to help him/her?
It is a difficult situation for everyone involved. In a previous blog, we did explain what you can do to make the process more bearable. But what about your loved one? Is there anything you can do to help him/her cope with the situation? Actually, there are a few things you can do:
- Keep the lines of communication open. You may not be able to email regularly or send a quick text, but you can send a letter, answer their phone calls, or even visit them in jail. Just remember to stay positive and give them some words of encouragement. But whatever you do, don’t speak about the case. You don’t know who may be reading those letters or listening in to your conversation.
- Make sure they have money. It seems funny giving someone money in jail. But in order to get important items such as shampoo, a phone card, or even food, your loved one will need a commissary account. So make sure there’s enough in there to pay for essential items.
- Get a good lawyer. This seems self-explanatory but you would be surprised how many people skip this step. You want your loved one home as soon as possible, and without good legal representation, that may be difficult.
- Entertainment is key. There are many lonely days in jail. Days that can stretch on and on because there’s not much to do. Some jails allow you to send books, which is great to pass the time. But be careful — only so many books are permitted at one time so you should contact the jail to see what its policy is.
- Bail them out! Again, another obvious choice. If your loved one has a bail amount set, you can contact our office and we can help you secure a bail bond to get your loved one out while awaiting trial.
If you are in need of a bail bond, the best thing to do is contact Andrew Pizzo Bail Bonds. We are discreet and quick to respond. Contact us today and get your loved one free.