Helpful Resources for You and Your Loved One

Helpful Resources

We at the law firm of Jeremy Gordon believe in preserving the dignity of both the family members and the individuals convicted of a federal crime. Below are links that offer valuable information and helpful resources. Incarceration touches every single one of us. In the U.S. alone, more than 6.5 million people are  some 6.6 million people are in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole. More than 2 million men and women are behind bars at any one time. These are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. The annual cost of incarcerating and managing inmates, probationers and parollees is more than 80 BILLION dollars. Yet, beyond the price tag,  incarceration and recidivism takes a toll on communities and families and produces broken relationships, victimization, depression and instability. We believe that beyond our role of providing legal services, we also can help by providing information that helps inmates and their families to weather the storm of incarceration. If you have a resource that you’d like us to add to this list, please contact us and let us know. If you have been charged with a crime, or have an incarcerated loved one that is in need of legal assistance, we invite you to schedule an appointment for a complimentary call to speak with knowledgeable and professional member of our firm.

After Entry into Prison – Family Support

Support Groups for Families of Prisoners – 9 National organizations, plus a link to support groups by state How to make the most of a visit with your loved one in prison Programs for children of incarcerated parents TEXAS: Inmate Family Association

After Entry into Prison – Inmate Support

How to help your loved one have meaningful visits with their kids: printable sheets to spark conversation or correspondence. (courtesy of PrisonFellowship.Org) Fun Test for Dads and Young Children Fun Test for Dads and Teens Fun Test for Moms and Young Children Fun for Moms and Teens

Federal Inmates: Access to Information

Federal Inmate Locator Pacer Criminal Charges Information

Legal Help

Innocence Projects

Criminal Justice: Prison Reform

Criminal Justice Reform Organizations

Re-Entry Resources

BOP: Resources for Former Inmates Texas Reentry Resources How to prepare for a loved one’s release

The First Step Act Explained

The FIRST STEP Act makes changes to the way that “good time” is assessed by the Bureau of Prisons, retroactively applies the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Reauthorizes the Second Chance Act, allows inmates to petition the court for compassionate release, bans the shackling of women during child birth, adds “sunlight” provisions to parts of these bills and several other things. This explainer will discuss a majority of portions of the Act.

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