jail inmates


Video visitation is when an inmate in prison or jail can have a scheduled visit with their loved ones through a computer kiosk at their facility, similar to a skype phone call, as an alternative to visiting in person. A person on the outside who wishes to video visit with an inmate must adhere to the same rules for visiting in person. They must fill out paperwork with the facility where their loved one is located, they cannot be under active supervision, (probation or parole) and may not visit with the inmate if they were co-defendants. Video visits are recorded and monitored, similar to phone calls from prison, and the person on the outside must abide by the same dress codes that they would to visit in person. Persons who are not approved to visit with the inmate are not allowed to appear on screen.

Video visitation is a relatively new practice in American prisons, and has several positive and negative attributes. On the positive side, it allows for inmates to see and speak to their loved ones when they are separated by a great distance, (as is so often the case) especially if health issues would prevent a family member from traveling, or if a visitor simply can’t afford to make the trip. It can act as a stop-gap between in-person visits, for inmates who have friends or family that visit semi regularly, but can’t afford to visit as often as they would like, and it’s a great alternative for young children to visit with their incarcerated parent or grandparent, to spare them the trauma of going through the process of visiting in person, especially in maximum security prisons. (Some facilities are really great about making the visit process a positive experience for the children, some could not possibly care less. It’s a toss-up.)

As for the negative, many prisons are swooning over the drop in costs for hosting video visits as opposed to in-person visits, and would love to do away with in-person visits altogether. Visiting rooms are a secured location on prison grounds within the secured border where inmates are allowed movement. They must be supervised by correctional officers who are in the visit room, and are additionally supervised by officers in an adjacent control room, which is outfitted with cameras and microphones. Most visit rooms are open for visitors for periods of up to eight hours, and must be supervised the entire time by correctional officers who are paid by the hour. A visit room that can hold fifty people can require several officers, depending on the facility and security level to process and search visitors, and supervise the room throughout the day. It is far less expensive for one or two officers to supervise the day room they are already watching over, while an inmate talks to their family on a Kiosk screen. Video visits are paid for by the person on the outside, and usually cost about $14 for 30 minutes. In Arizona, the DOC is so strapped that they require intended visitors to pay for their own background checks. They very much encourage visitors to switch to video visits. Many jail facilities in the country (especially those that hold inmates for one year or less) do not have in-person visit rooms and only allow video visitation, and charge up to .50c a minute.


Name : Steven Mulhall
Age : 23 D.O.B : 12/07/1990
Convicted of : Bank Robbery
Release date : 11/18/2017
Will write overseas

I am an open minded person and a good listener. I’ve been through a lot and I can feel for you if you’re going through it too. I’ve made a mistake and I’m trying to put it behind me. Right now, I’m just looking for a person to care about / think about. A relationship would be fine but first and foremost I’m looking for a good friend.


Steven Mulhall 03648-104
P.O. BOX 1033
COLEMAN, FL  33521

About Dylann In Jail

  • He can keep 5 photos in his cell, the others will be placed in his property box. 
  • He can keep as many letters as he wants in his cell 
  • He has no restriction for visit as long as there’s booth available
  • Two people can visit him at the same time
  • He has access to “canteen” items (hygiene items, snacks, writing items) 
  • He is allowed 1 hour per day out of his cell, for showering, exercise and phone call

Hot Mugshot Guy Jeremy Meeks makes his catwalk debut for Philipp Plein

Jeremy Meeks became an internet sensation back in 2014 when his police mugshot went viral.

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The 33-year-old was arrested in February 2014 and sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing an illegal firearm but, after his photo was shared on Facebook, he gained a huge following.

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This is Charlie, but his friends call him CD.  He’s looking for some friends.  His case is pretty interesting- he was dating a woman and they went to her ex’s  house so she could pick up child support and the ex slapped her across the face.  When she got back out to the car, she explained to Charlie what happened and he went in there and slapped the guy around.  For whatever reason, the guy said to Charlie, “you better just kill me”, so Charlie did just that–he shot and killed him. They decided to try to hide the evidence by burning down the house. Both he and his lady got sent to prison. She was released shortly thereafter and he’s in there for life.  Anyway, a little about him: he’s 49 years old, an animal lover and a sucker for children.  He likes learning about different countries and cultures, creating leather work, country music, MMA, college football and he’s a big fan of the Atlanta Braves. You can write him here:

Charles Hastings

#140734 (E-37)

St. Clair Correctional Facility

1000 St. Clair Rd.

Springville, Alabama


Inmate phone calls

The phone rings and every time I look at it I’m hoping it’s him.
The phone rings and leap for joy when I see the jails number pull up on my phone.
The phone rings and I answer just to hear the same lady talk about the rules a regulations.
The phone rings and my finger is anxiously waiting to hear it say his name to tell me who is calling.
The phone rings and I have never wanted to press 0 so damn hard in my life.
The phone rings and I rush to answer it so I can be blessed with his voice for those 15 minutes.

For those 15 minutes it feels like things are better.
For those 15 minutes it’s like things are back to normal.
For those 15 minutes his soothing voice hushes out all my fears.
For those 15 minutes I can forget that he’s far away from me locked in a cell.
For those 15 minutes I feel complete.
For those 15 minutes I am happy.

But when the one minus lady comes on in hurting to say goodbye.
When the one minute lady comes on I try to say I love you as many times as possible.
When the one minute lady comes on the rush of pain starts to ooze back.
When the one minute lady comes on I remember the situation we’re in.
When the one minute lady comes on my belly sinks knowing I am so far from my lover.
When the one minute lady comes on I never fail to sigh.

And when the call is over I get swept with a hard feeling of sadness.
When the call is over I replay every word he said.
When the call is over I wonder if he’s as sad about it as me, or even sadder.
When the call is over I just sit there wishing he’d call again.

Rare color photo of Ted Bundy (second from right) in a lineup at the Murray, Utah Police Department on October 2, 1975. The lineup was originally supposed to include jail inmates, but after Bundy drastically changed his appearance the inmates were replaced with police officers. While the men were lining up, Detective Jerry Thompson turned to Dave Yocom, the county attorney. He said, “Friend, we’re in a world of shit. Bundy looks exactly like those guys. Our witnesses are going to pull out some of those police officers.”

A Bail Bondsman is an employee of a bail bonding agency, and facilitates bail with the courts on behalf of a person who has been arrested and accused of a crime. Bail bond agencies have a standing agreement with the court system, in which they pay the courts an annual amount referred to as a “blanket bond” which will pay the court if any defendant they bailed out does not appear in court. A bondsman charges a fee that ranges from 10-20% of the amount of bail money that a judge has ordered to be paid before a jail inmate can be released. The fee is not refundable, even if the case is thrown out. If the jail inmate does not personally have enough funds to cover the cost, the bail bondsman can accept payment from friends or family of the inmate, (“bailing someone out”) or they can take out a security on the resources of family and friends, in the form of property such as houses or cars. If the defendant does not appear in court for their trial, a bail bond agency will hire a Bounty Hunter, who will track down the defendant, arrest them and bring them back to jail.

A bounty hunter is a licensed employee of a bond agency, or sometimes a free agent, who tracks down fugitives who are on the run from a revoked bail bond. A bond is revoked when a defendant does not appear in court after they are bailed out. Bounty hunters usually receive 10% of the fugitive’s bail amount upon delivery of the defendant. Bounty hunters track down fugitives using online resources including social media, interviewing friends, family and employers of the fugitive, and surveillance. Bounty hunters are often former members of the military or law enforcement, but are not police officers. Although they do frequently work together and share information.They are allowed only to arrest fugitives they are hunting. There are an estimated 15,500 bounty hunters in the United States.


Hello, my name is Jason but I’ve gone by lucky for years. I am not sure why bc I’m surely not that lucky or I wouldn’t be here, eh? I’ve been gone for 12yrs almost and still have a few more to go. I love writing and reading letters. Conversation is a virtue when it’s good. I’m not looking for anything or anyone in specific. Just some good conversation. Some substance. I like reading, working, writing, origami, sports, T.V., movies, music, working out and staying in contact with the ppl I love in life. If you would like to burn a couple of years w/ me or if you’d like to exchange a couple of letters I’m game. Love the company. Contact me and I give you my word, I’ll respond. Either way, enjoy life.
Jason Hurst # 1328190
McConnell Unit 3001 S.Emily Dr.
Beeville, TX 78102

If you have been/are locked up in Texas please do not write, this could cause undue problems for us both.


Whass happenin’ y’all?  My Name is Kody Patten, I am 22 years old.  I am 6′6″, 181 lbs, with red hair and hazel eyes.  I am currently incarcerated at Ely State Prison, sure we all make mistakes—some worse than others.  My personality can be described as genuine, loyal, respectful, hard working, caring, outgoing, and drama FREE!  I love to joke and have a good time, things don’t always have to be so serious.  When times get rough I try to be my family and friends “go to” person for a laugh or even a shoulder to cry on.  Some of my hobbies consist of drawing, tattooing, writing, working, working out (gotta stay fit), and always trying to better myself & educate myself.  I currently have a half sleeve on my left forearm, all of which I did, as well as 6 other various tattoos.  I am BIG into family & friends, I put my all into my friendships & life itself, even though I am a bit restrained at the moment.  Staying strong and upbeat is a key aspect in keeping my head straight and moving forward.  My parents are rockstars for me, they never left my side and continue to be my anchor to life.  My brother continues to be a pain in my ass and I couldn’t ask for a better family.  As you can tell by my photo, my mom is my heart & soul.  I’m hoping to find some new & interesting people to get to know and hopefully find some common interests.  I’ll reply to all first letters.  As always thank you for your time and interest in my intro.
If you send pictures, be sure to write my full name and DOC# on the back (#1091721) or I won’t be able to get them!
Respect & Loyalty,
Kody Cree Patten

Kody Patten #1091721
Ely State Prison
PO BOX 1989
Ely, NV 89301


In several west-coast states, prison and jail inmates who meet certain criteria are allowed access to a program that trains them to fight wild fires. The inmates must not be convicted of a sexual crime or be serving life, must not have a history of escape, and must not have ever faced an arson charge. The training program is extremely rigorous, which begins with physical fitness and endurance challenges, such as making a 4.2 mile hike in under 75 minutes. However, the inmates are trained not to over-exert themselves and finish the hike too quickly, as exhaustion is extremely dangerous in a wild fire. They are trained to keep their tools and equipment clean and in good repair, and to know how to repair them in a pinch. They also must know how to rapidly deploy fire shelters and how to ration water. And then of course, they’re trained in how to fight wild fires, which can be wildly unpredictable and horribly dangerous.  The highly trained fire-fighting professionals who operate and supervise these training programs often remark on the seemingly fearless nature of inmate fire fighters, who go where no one else wants to go, or where bulldozers can’t access. Without inmate fire fighters, there simply would not be enough man power to fight major wild fires, which occur almost constantly throughout Spring, Summer and some of Fall. Inmate fire fighters who are released from prison are considered more than adequately trained to continue fighting fires as a profession, and their criminal history does not keep them from employment.

What’s up?  My real name is Eric Barrett, but most everyone calls me “Bert”.  (Long story-I’ll explain later).  To keep it simple, I’m a 29 year old white male from the Baltimore City/county line.  Overlea, to be technical.  I’m 5'9" & 190 lbs.  Plenty of tattoos.  Dark brown hair & brown eyes.  As I’m sure you know, at this time, I’m incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown.  I enjoy music, playing cards, reading & (believe it or not) writing both poetry & an Autobiography.  I have an Associate Degree in Networking Information Systems (Computer Networks).  A degree that I will probably never be able to use again to earn a living.  A hell of a waste!  I’m a very sarcastic person.  I love to make jokes & have a look on life in the manner that you must be able to laugh at everything.  On another note, I’m looking for someone I can have a good conversation with.  Not that they must be smart, but someone not afraid to make their opinions clear.  Stand firm for their beliefs & always have a voice.  Closed mouths never get fed!  So to end this, I hope I have caught a nice, witty, beautiful & legal female!  Lol!  To write to me, send mail to:
Eric Barrett #420576
18601 Roxbury Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21746