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Offline Kerribarry2

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Transferring from Menard Medium to Jacksonville
« on: September 27, 2016, 04:17:02 PM »
My LO has been approved for a transfer. He has been at Menard's medium unit for awhile now and this is his first transfer. How long will it take before he can have visitors again? How long until he can use the phone? Can anyone tell me what Jacksonville is like from personal experiences of visiting and what it was like for your LO?

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Re: Transferring from Menard Medium to Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 11:40:05 AM »
My LO has been approved for a transfer. He has been at Menard's medium unit for awhile now and this is his first transfer. How long will it take before he can have visitors again? How long until he can use the phone? Can anyone tell me what Jacksonville is like from personal experiences of visiting and what it was like for your LO?

He has to go through orientation when he first gets there, but thing should more along quickly for visiting and phone calls.  Not sure if they will make him fill ou t a new visitors list (if he wants to change anything YES).

Jacksonville isn't a bad place to be or visit, providing one follows the rules and does what they are suppose to.. It's a dorm type setting.
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Re: Transferring from Menard Medium to Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 09:12:14 AM »
Thank you for the response! Went to visit yesterday and they said he was packing his stuff . we thankfully received a short visit but transferred him to Greene county work camp. He had only been in Jacksonville for about a week as then was transferred. Not that it is a bad thing, but he didn't put in for this transfer. Would you have any idea why this would happen? He has an aggregated dui serving 85%. Would he qualify to work off some of his time? I am new to all of this.

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Re: Transferring from Menard Medium to Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 11:57:08 AM »
Thank you for the response! Went to visit yesterday and they said he was packing his stuff . we thankfully received a short visit but transferred him to Greene county work camp. He had only been in Jacksonville for about a week as then was transferred. Not that it is a bad thing, but he didn't put in for this transfer. Would you have any idea why this would happen? He has an aggregated dui serving 85%. Would he qualify to work off some of his time? I am new to all of this.

With his conviction, he won't be able to work outside the camp on any crews, but they do move guys around at times and no, no one who goes to that camp, unless they take classes/programs (if eligible) or who has an 85% conviction, can get credit or more time off their conviction by going to a work camp.

There are less inmates at the work camp and he might actually like it better, you'll have to see after he has been there awhile.
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