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Old 09-08-2020, 02:41 PM
Hotmessexpresz Hotmessexpresz is offline
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Default Self Surrender 10/21 Many questions about what I can/can't do before I SS

Hi. I pled guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. I was sentenced on 08/28. I received 41 months. The high limit of my PSR. There are lots of emotions. I've researched so much to try to help.

I have an inmate # and am to show up at FMC Carswell - the camp.

Can I go ahead and put money on my account now?

Can I go ahead and sign up for some magazine subscription?

Do I need to have contacts go ahead and fill out visitor forms?

What can I do now to help later?

What have I not thought of?

I have read several posts on here. Some are older than others so I don't know if they are still the facts.

Thanks for everything.
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Once you have your bop ID number, you can fund your inmate commissary/phone account. https://www.bop.gov/inmates/communications.jsp#money

Take a list of addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, etc. with you when you report, and mail yourself a duplicate copy too. You can start magazine subscriptions, but be sure to use the correct mailing address and that your name ID number appear at the top of the address label.

For inmates at the Camp:
P.O. BOX 27137

Visitor's applications can wait until you meet with your counselor. Visitation is still restricted everywhere in the bop, although that may be coming to an end. Some visitors, usually those listed as immediate family in your presentence investigation report, are not required to submit visitor's applications as long as you include them on your proposed list of visitors you give to your counselor.

You will also have to provide a list of every phone number you will be able to call once you are set up on the bop inmate telephone system. You may not be able to use the phones for about a week. The counselor must activate your call list on the ITS computer, and you will have to wait until your 9 digit phone pin # arrives in the mail.

You will be asked for an emergency contact. You may also want to see if you can file a HIPAA information release form with the medical unit.

If your driver's license or other forms of identification will expire while you are locked up, try to renew them now. Medical care is available, and usually fairly appropriate, but dental care is brutal, so address that now. Flu shots are available, so since you are likely to be housed like a sardine in a can, I always tried to obtain one each year.

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