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Old 06-26-2017, 11:03 AM
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We are getting prepared for his transfer to a federal halfway house. He is allowed to have a cell phone. However, it can Have no internet and no camera. Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these?
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There is a thread on this issue with good replies in LASO Click the link below:

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Should there be a FAQ or sticky or something? The question has come up more than twice and it's something hard for people to figure out on their own.
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Thank you. I was able to find a Track Phone Alcatel 382G on Amazon. It does not have a camera or internet. It does have calling and texting. These kind of phones are getting harder to find.
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We are getting prepared for his transfer to a federal halfway house. He is allowed to have a cell phone. However, it can Have no internet and no camera. Can anyone tell me where I can get one of these?
Searching Amazon (or Google) is the best route. You have to be sure that the phone has none of that functionality, and the do exist. They are pay-go phones, most using Net10 cards that can be purchased at just about any retail store. Good luck!
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AT&T has a Samsung flip phone. Their plan will only be voice/text.
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They don't want anyone using a camera in house, and Internet other than for job search is generally prohibited. When I was in halfway about two years ago, this restriction applied to everyone, regardless of offense. They also could and did search resident's cell phones from time to time. Communication between residents was prohibited, as the house I was in was coed. They also had trouble with people arranging pickups by friends as well as drug activity. Best to keep it very clean there, I saw people violated and sent back over prohibited cell phone use!
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They don't want anyone using a camera in house, and Internet other than for job search is generally prohibited. When I was in halfway about two years ago, this restriction applied to everyone, regardless of offense. They also could and did search resident's cell phones from time to time. Communication between residents was prohibited, as the house I was in was coed. They also had trouble with people arranging pickups by friends as well as drug activity. Best to keep it very clean there, I saw people violated and sent back over prohibited cell phone use!

My boyfriend was JUST sent back to prison from the halfway house over cell phone. But his job wrote a letter saying he needs one. They didnt care. What happens next with him? Does he lose his good time for this?
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It will depend on what conduct violation the bop charges him with. It will be handled exactly as if he was still in prison rather than in a HWH. If the violation results in a DHO hearing, one possibility is the loss of some good time.

In my HWH, cellphones were allowed for work purposes, but we had to turn them in to the office when we were present in the HWH.
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Thank you. I was able to find a Track Phone Alcatel 382G on Amazon. It does not have a camera or internet. It does have calling and texting. These kind of phones are getting harder to find.
Afte buying one phone, figuring out it was wrong, then spending literally a ton of time searching for an approved phone, you saved me! I was able to buy a Track Phone Alcatel 382G on EBay...
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