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Old 09-29-2007, 10:41 PM
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Question Honor Grade?

My boyfriend said he is about to make, "Honor Grade." What exactly does that mean? He also told me that they would be transferring him. Is this a good thing?!

Thanks for all the answers I am not knowledgeable about the laws of the DOC in NC, and the only Prison I know down there is Piedmont.

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How's the weather down there now?!
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LoDuca, honor grade is definitely a good thing, great actually. They have so much more freedom. They get to work outside, and after visiting, they don't have to go through that awful strip search. The benefits of honor grade are too many to mention, but one we love the most is we get to visit outside and I can bring food.
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LoDuca, honor grade is definitely a good thing, great actually. They have so much more freedom. They get to work outside, and after visiting, they don't have to go through that awful strip search. The benefits of honor grade are too many to mention, but one we love the most is we get to visit outside and I can bring food.
Thanks for the info Lisa!!

I can't wait to visit with him outside and to bring food!!

I am here in NY and the prisons here, you can bring them food for the month, they can get up to 35 lbs.

It's awful that you can't really get them anything.

I know the visit was different than that in Piedmont. I haven't seen him since October 2005.

I am sending him a Christmas Package though.
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That's great! They do love those Christmas packages!! Will you get to come visit anytime soon??
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Lisa - I didn't know they didn't searched when they go back in?

Lodu - I actually use to be a CO in NY prison and they were not able to get food in on a visit at all. You could only bring food in when you went for a family visit or have the food shipped in through some program I forget the digits it is 4 digits that represents the regulation that covers food and that program was started by a former inmate. Actually an inmate invented that black box that is used that, that prevents you from getting to the hand cuffs. Just some trivia
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ms. -not on a visit with a package

lisa- he wants me to wait until he's moved
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Yes, it's true, honor grade is a good thing! It means he's being bumped down to Minimum security. CONGRATS! It also means he'll be eligible for work release soon. On work release, he'll be eligible to wear "street" clothes even on the camp. As lisa said, the freedom is greater so it's a little more relaxed.

He's transferring because he's going to a minimum camp where everyone there is at the same level (no medium, closed, max). It's a good thing. Just don't be alarmed when he temporarily loses his gain time. It happens every time they transfer because he won't be working. Once he's working again, it'll go back to his min out date.

Let's not forget MsA's favorite thing...he'll be up for home passes when he's down to a year from his out date!!!! That's also a perk of Min!
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MsA, he has been strip searched once since 7/30. Every other time it is just a pat down and go. i don't feel so bad about visiting now.
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I realize this thread is old(er) but my man might come up for this so called "honor grade", he says its some "promotion". He is already in a medium facility, he told me that there are several stages of "honor grade".
Anyone here who might be able to explain this "honor grade" to me?
Thanks a million.
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