Having a loved be help in jail or even prison can be heartbreaking, especially if they maintain their innocence, or simply had a single moment where they made a bad choice. Whether it is brief stay at a jail or long term sentence at a prison, there are ways you can offer your support and encouragement to them. Having a loved one extend sentiments that they care can really help give the person some strength to get through the seemingly dark time in their lives. Today, we at Ajua Bail Bonds would like to relate a few ideas as to what you can do for your love one that faces jail time or a prison sentence.
What to Say or Do when Someone is Going to Jail
1) Call a dependable bail bond company. You can help a loved one get out of jail if their bail has been set to await trial with Ajua Bail Bonds. This is applicable if they have not have been convicted and sentenced. A premium charge will need to be paid to the bail bind company, which is typically 10% of the bail amount. Bail bond companies like Ajua Bail Bonds are discreet and compassionate about the situation and can answer your questions to help you better understand the process.
2) Send hand-written letters and/or care packages. Your loved one is likely lonely and thoughts are commonly wondering to the status of people they know. If they are in jail and utilizing a bail bond service is not an option, or they are in prison, sending frequent letters can help calm their anxiety for news from home. Your correspondence can give them the support and encouragement they need to get through their defense court process or to complete their sentence. Additionally, small care packages in accordance with the jail/prison’s guidelines and rules can also be sent. Pictures of loved ones can be included to give them solace and so on. Be sure you know the rules because contraband items will be confiscated.
3) Your loved one’s commissary account can have money added to it. Transferring money to your loved one’s commissary is a great way to show them that you care and are thinking about their well-being. These funds allow the individual to purchase the essential self-care items like toothpaste and deodorant or even give them the opportunity to splurge and buy some snacks as a treat to themselves. Sometimes a little comfort food can be a big help.
4) Jail visits and phones calls. Your loved one will want to reach out by phone as they are able. Accepting their phone call so they can hear your voice and feel closer to you can be the pickup they need to get through another mundane day. Additionally, when you have the opportunity, making visits in person can be exceptionally meaningful. Make sure you know the policies of the jail or prison before you go such as visiting hours, what you are allowed to wear, what you need to bring and what can’t have and so on.
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If your loved one has been set bail, call us as soon as possible. Ajua Bail Bonds can get your loved one released as quickly possible so you and your loved one can be reunited and your can begin looking for a good defense attorney and tend to your personal life.