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When someone close to you is arrested, things get Crazy fast. Inmates want bail bonds and private attorneys, food from the commissary, health care and prescription drugs. They want someone to prove, somehow, that witnesses were lying or that police reports were incorrect. Lawyers and bail bondsmen appear, as if by magic, with hands held out for money, and are followed by jail fees, arrest fees, jail phone charges, probation fees, class fees, ...
When someone close to you is arrested, things get Crazy fast. Inmates want bail bonds and private attorneys, food from the commissary, health care and prescription drugs. They want someone to prove, somehow, that witnesses were lying or that police reports were incorrect. Lawyers and bail bondsmen appear, as if by magic, with hands held out for money, and are followed by jail fees, arrest fees, jail phone charges, probation fees, class fees, drug test fees, and on and on.
What to do?
Arrested explains how to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire family-not just the defendant-and provides checklists of what to do, and in what order. It explains legal proceedings and jail procedures; it guides you through painful decisions; it helps you gather vital information, manage your budget, and avoid scams; it advises you how to choose a good private attorney-and whether you even need one. Form letters are included so you can quickly send important information to inmates.
Whether your loved one is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct or first-degree murder, Arrested is an indispensable book.
1 Star Light, Star Bright, Get Me Out of Jail Tonight! Those Terrible Telephone Calls 1
2 The Golden Road to Samarqand Preface to Freedom 6
3 You, the Gumshoe How to Get Critical Information 21
4 Toss Your Crib, Car, and Computer An Urgent Priority 32
5 Going to the Big House Jail Visits 39
6 "Give Your Hearts to Jesus, Boys..." Life in Jail 43
7 Sick, Confused, and Crazy Medical Care and Mental Illness 55
8 Bureaucratic Heroin and Black Holes Commissaries and Jail Phones 60
9 How Chancroid Saves a Twink Sex in Jail 68
10 As the Worm Turns Drug Addiction 74
11 Does the Elevator Go Up to the Top, or Not? Homo Chaoticus, Unsocialized Man 80
12 Hitting Bottom How to Recognize a Readiness to Change 89
13 Why Gung Ho Is Good The Character Factories 93
14 To Help or Not to Help? Rating Defendants 103
15 The Tickle of the Trocar Bail and Bail Bonds 117
16 How a Wino Saved the Sixth Amendment Public Defenders, Plea Bargains, and the Caseload Gorilla 124
17 The Pin-Striped Mafia Fee Whores, Voodoo Doctors, Dodo Birds, and Other Legal Vermin 132
18 Crackerjack Private Attorneys How to Find the Prize in the Box 142
19 Show Me the Work, I'll Show You the Money Getting a Quotation for Legal Services and Fees 152
20 Negotiating a Contract for Legal Defense Getting the Bang for Your Bucks 170
21 How to Help the Defense Getting Busy In Jail and Out 173
22 Money! Money! Money! The Budget 179
23 Outdoor Jail Probation and Parole 190
24 To Snitch Is a Bitch Cooperating with Police and Prosecutors 202
25 Your Personal Witness Protection Program Blowing the 'Hood 206
26 The Family Management Plan Making a Difference for Your Defendant 209
27 Why Are So Many People in Jail? Juking the Stats in the Crime-Crazed U.S.A 220
A Library of Forms and Letters 236
B How to Dispute Attorney Credit Card Charges 243
C The Dictionary of Crime and Punishment 245