What is Compassionate Release and How Do I Get It?

Compassionate release can be a beacon of hope for the incarcerated and their families. Compassionate release is a provision that allows for the early release of inmates from prison due to extraordinary and compelling circumstances, most commonly concerning the individual’s health or family matters. In the United States, compassionate release procedures are established under the … Read more

What is Home Confinement?

Home confinement, also known as house arrest, is a type of legal sentence that requires an individual to remain within their home for a specified period instead of serving time in a correctional facility. This method serves as an alternative to incarceration, aiming to reduce prison overcrowding while still providing a punitive measure. It’s particularly … Read more

The Home Confinement Scam: What to Know

Sadly, scams targeting incarcerated individuals as well as their loved ones became commonplace in 2023, including identity theft and what is known as “the home confinement scam.” As per the warning posted by the Acting Attorney General of Pennsylvania: There are several variations of this scam and it is not only an issue impacting Pennsylvania … Read more