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Old 06-14-2005, 11:04 PM
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can anyone help me with some info on getting a inmate moved to a prison close to home
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:45 PM
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This is the information the DOC site has on transfers in this link, Inmate Transfers :

Inmate Transfers

There are several factors that determine where an inmate is housed to serve their sentence. These factors include, but are not limited to:

Crime conviction

Custody level and inmate behavior

Medical condition

Court ordered treatment

Work program

An inmate may be transferred at any given time based on whether the inmate has an increase or decrease in custody level, takes part in a specific program located at another facility, or if there are other special circumstances on a case by case basis.

For additional information, contact Director of Offender Services.
The last I heard, the only way a family request for a move would be granted is for medical hardship. There would have to be some documented reason that it proved the trip to visit to difficult to make. Once it is approved, there has to be enough money in the offender account to pay for that move. There is a rate of around 40 cents a mile in that and I believe the cost of the transporting officers.

Jonathan will be around here soon. He can probably explain it better than I can.
I am no longer actively involved with the prison system or anyone inside. Please contact an active member for up to date info. All the best, Amy
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Hi, I hope I can help. Must inmates that want to be moved aren't able to be moved due to classification. Make sure he has the proper classification status. Also, call the facility he is wanting to get transfered to, and make sure he meets their qualifications. If you are close to the facility head, or know someone their, they can request him to be placed there. However, he will need to request the transfer to the new facility. I wouldn't hurt to call the superintendents office, and tell them you are trying to get him transfered, and wanting to know if they can help with the case work. Only take this route when the case manager is sorry and doesn't want to help you or him.
Make sure his conviction doesn't keep him from being moved. All sex offenses, and many violent crimes(drug convictions are considered violent now) are not eligible for a move. Some places only take B Out or higher inmates. So if the classification is black & White, MORB he is not eligible. However B custody MOB is eligible. That is MORB B custody restricted, and B OUT, unrestricted b custody. If you have any other questions let me know. I tend to ramble at times. If you let me know his classification status, time served & remaining, and conviction status, I can probably estimate the % chance of his move. ALSO make sure you know how many miles it is from his current facility to the new one. Then make sure you send double that amount to his canteen. For example the distance from prison a to prison b is 100 miles. Mulitiply that by $.40 cents per mile and your cost is $40.00 plus payment of a security escort. This money must be in the account prior to request for being moved. Otherwise it is automatically dismissed.

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I have a question. My boyfriend and his mama want him to get transfer closer to home because she is sick and she can't/not able to drive for that long but she really want to see her son but it's not possible at this time because he so far away. How can we get him transfer closer to home? Do you think they would consider transferring him?
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