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    I don't know who Spanky is, but thank you anyway. Lol.

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    kevinsprncss's: Fine

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    Ohh Sorry Vixxxen... LOL, Spanky is my pp/fiance... it's his nickname... Since Penpal and I both have pp's named Kevin, I figured I'd use his nickname over his real name =)



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    Hiya, well having not to live there in the u.s, i did do some research on the internet for my pp of how he can go about looking for work & housing after he stays at the half-way house for 12weeks, in the big cities like N.Y,Chicago & L.A suprisingly there are quite afew organizations who can help specialize in that field esp helping ex.offenders get back into society by getting them into certain programs to help with jobs & find permanent housing, in the smaller towns the best people to ask for assistance will be the local churches.

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    Default Re: Who knows what options there are?

    Fiesty's got it in one.
    I won't bore you with how it works in Australia, but I've been involved in helping several US inmates find a place on release, and its always been the faith-based organisations that come up trumps.
    What's worked best is to get the prison Chaplain involved before release, and let them co-ordinate stuff, but a few letters direct to the chaplain, or 'phone calls to him/her might be needed to goad them into action. It doesn't matter if your guy is of the same faith as the Chaplain, or of no faith at all. All prison chaplains, even the muslim and jewish ones, work on the "great commission" principle.
    But use the 'phone book, create your own network, and turn on the waterworks if you think its going to help.

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    Speaking of which, I need to start looking for something that K can use if he can get a transfer to Oklahoma because he now has an official release date. I want him here at home with me, but being that My Stepdad is also an EX-CON... A Parole officer is going to 86 that post haste. So I'm not sure what to do, but then again I have just under 4 more years to figure it out if he behaves...



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    old topic, but not many threads in this section. been kinda talking to my one PP about their future....he's feeling pretty hopeless about it, and I'm trying to rack up ideas for what he can do. Even work wise, like when can they do? What about some of these guys that are covered in tattoos, what kind of work can they do? You know... how some of them are covered in gang tattoos (I know, wish they would thought that through before, but what's done is done)... is there any hope for them? And just to add... this one will be in his 50s by the time he is released... I guess still kinda young, but too old for some jobs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripes View Post
    old topic, but not many threads in this section. been kinda talking to my one PP about their future....he's feeling pretty hopeless about it, and I'm trying to rack up ideas for what he can do. Even work wise, like when can they do? What about some of these guys that are covered in tattoos, what kind of work can they do? You know... how some of them are covered in gang tattoos (I know, wish they would thought that through before, but what's done is done)... is there any hope for them? And just to add... this one will be in his 50s by the time he is released... I guess still kinda young, but too old for some jobs...
    In whatever state he's in, a google search can reveal at least a few local businesses, churches, organizations that are here to help inmates with these problems. You could maybe find whatever his local ones are and send him the printouts, to give him a little lift.


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    I am attempting to find a halfway house in Virginia that will take in my pp who is currently incarcerated for a violent crime but has been eligible for parole for several years.

    I sent her what I could find about Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News in Virginia, Marietta and Savannah in Georgia where she has some relatives and even Little Rock, Arkansas but she tells me none of these will take her in. She asked me about Lynchburg but they appear to serve nobody other than alcohol and drug addicts.

    Would anyone here be aware be aware of any place in Virginia (or even Arkansas) that would?

    Thanks

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    There is such a need in most states if your pp is in to it check with churches for help meny have homes for people getting out of prison and I'll pray you all find a place. Sorry wish i could help its hard when you've gkt no place tl go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagnated View Post
    I am attempting to find a halfway house in Virginia that will take in my pp who is currently incarcerated for a violent crime but has been eligible for parole for several years.

    I sent her what I could find about Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News in Virginia, Marietta and Savannah in Georgia where she has some relatives and even Little Rock, Arkansas but she tells me none of these will take her in. She asked me about Lynchburg but they appear to serve nobody other than alcohol and drug addicts.

    Would anyone here be aware be aware of any place in Virginia (or even Arkansas) that would?

    Thanks
    I can't help with the housing, but to parole out of state requires the completion of an Interstate Compact agreement by both states involved. Texas is notoriously slow at completing these, so I hope Virginia is more organised!





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