What do you give the father who is incarcerated on Father’s Day? Sometimes we must accept the fact that our husband, dad or loved one is not where we would like him to be on Father’s Day. Sometimes due to his fault or even circumstances beyond his control, he may find himself in jail or prison.
It’s a harsh fact, but a large portion of the nation’s male population is incarcerated. These men are generally our loved ones, relatives, husbands, fathers and even just beginning to be breadwinners of many. Wives, mates and children love their significant others, partners and children dearly love their dad’s. They want to be with them as much as possible, but the metal that separates them is a reality and cannot be broken.
While there, they have to make the best of the situation and should celebrate cherished days as those who are not incarcerated and make the best of the situation. There are so many items the incarcerated need but are limited to very few that can be given as gifts while serving their time.
First and foremost, the giver must check with the institution where the inmate is housed. There are rules and regulations which must be observed regarding gifts as set forth in each state Department of Corrections.
Most states require gifts be submitted based on guidelines with almost all limited to monetary submissions so the inmate can purchase from a list of items they supply. However some of the institutions will allow a few items to be brought in during special days under strict guidelines adhering to strict limitations and restrictions.
Never try to surprise your loved one who is incarcerated. Surprises will never work, may get added time to the inmates stay with a possible charge against you. Always follow the rules. When sending gifts to an inmate, it’s not just as simple as purchasing, sending and him receiving the item. There are legal ramifications if the rules are broken.
Each state has its own laws. Rules, guidelines and requirements are set forth based on these laws. “Do Not” try to get around the laws or you could find yourself and your loved one in major trouble even more so than before with you being charged with violations and if not ever in trouble before, being now a first time offender.
Fathers Day for an inmate can be a very joyous occasion with everyone coming out a winner as much as possible if the rules are observed with no one trying to stretch them to meet their own desires or needs. For more information check the Department of Corrections website for your state or visit US Department of Justice websit at http://www.justice.gov/ of justice.gov.