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Old 10-21-2017, 08:48 PM
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My son has been in county for 3 months and was just sentenced on Wednesday to 4 years in prison. I have so much fear and am so upset, my world has just been turned upside down. I am trying to hold it together for my hubby, daughter, and older son but I am terrified! I have so many questions, I don't even know where to start. We live in Northern California so he will go to Tracy for reception. Will I be able to visit him while he is in reception? Do I need to go to the Tracy prison forum? My son is saying he will only have to do 50% of a 4 year term with 168 days credit from county. Hopefully this is true. Any help or support will be greatly welcomed!
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My son has been in county for 3 months and was just sentenced on Wednesday to 4 years in prison. I have so much fear and am so upset, my world has just been turned upside down. I am trying to hold it together for my hubby, daughter, and older son but I am terrified! I have so many questions, I don't even know where to start. We live in Northern California so he will go to Tracy for reception. Will I be able to visit him while he is in reception? Do I need to go to the Tracy prison forum? My son is saying he will only have to do 50% of a 4 year term with 168 days credit from county. Hopefully this is true. Any help or support will be greatly welcomed!
It's very difficult, but it does get easier as things settle down and he gets to his home prison. My son got 8 years in AZ with 85% having to be served. After he was sent to the first home prison, where he stayed for a few months, he was moved to a privately run prison, where he has been for the past 4 plus years. My first visit there, things started to get easier, because I knew where he was, what it looked like, how things worked. The more you learn, helps. I think with most things in life, our biggest contributor to the fear and stress is when things are simply unknown and new for us.

As parents, it all especially difficult for us - we can't fix it, we aren't in control. The parents in this forum are from all over the country and some are in other countries. As to the state specific questions, you might want to check the California forum and post your question there. There will be many there able to help specifically as to CA prisons and laws.

Sadly - welcome to our world.
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Here is the link to the CA prison forums
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=127

and the CDCR's frequently asked questions for families of adult prisoners
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Ombuds/FAQs_Adult_Inmates.html
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