STATE vs. FEDERAL What is the difference?

By Broken (Administrator) [1000 Karma] on February 10, 2015 / 10:29:32am Post #001
FEDERAL PRISONS are made to house inmates who violate federal laws (ex: “drug peddlers”, bank robberies, white collar crimes, political prisoner). The prisons in the federal system operate according to different security levels such as low, medium, or high security. Federal inmates must serve 85% of their sentence.

STATE PRISONS are maintained and looked after by state authorities. Most of the inmates are sent into state prisons that include crimes of murderer, rape and gun related offenses. Though one is likely to see similar kinds of inmates in state and federal prisons, federal prisons are used more for political offenders and white collar inmates than state prisons. State inmates generally serve 50-85% of their sentence.
Madlyn, MWSIP Administrator

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has appointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be set free.” Isaiah 61:1

HELP AVAILABLE for Son’s w/Mental Illness

By Broken (Administrator) [1000 Karma] on September 18, 2013 / 04:03:32am Post #001
Family members of those persons with a psychotic illness may learn to navigate the system by contacting their local National Alliance for Mental Illness (website: This organization is composed of family members and mental health professionals who have a lot of expertise in dealing with their local outpatient and inpatient mental health systems, probate court system, the legal system, and the criminal justice system. They offer individual assistance, family education groups, and support groups that have been immeasurable in helping those affected by mental illness.

Suggested Books

  • By Broken (Administrator) [1000 Karma] on August 20, 2015 / 07:10:42am Post #001
    1. Demolishing Demonic Strongholds by Morris Cerullo
  • 2. Free at Last by Larry Huch
  • 3. How to cast out demons by Doris M. Wagner
  • 4. Hard core idolatry by C. Peter Wagner
  • 5. They shall expel demons by Derek Prince
  • 6. A new level of strategic Warfare prayer by Morris Cerullo
  • 7. Identifying and breaking curses by John Eckhardt
  • 8. You can know how to defeat Satan by Morris Cerullo
  • 9. Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • 10. The Political spirit by Faisal Malick
  • 11. Divine appointment with destiny by Morris Cerullo
  • 12. How to take limits of God by Morris Cerullo
  • 13. Strategies of Jesus by Morris Cerullo
  • 14. Penetrating the darkness by Paul F. Crouch
  • 15. Breaking generation curse by Marlin Hickey
  • 16. I pray by Kent Mattox
  • 17. Serenity a companion foe 12 step recovery
  • 18. Set yourself Free by Robert D. Heidler
  • 19. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
  • 20. Blessing or Curse you can choose by Derek Prince
  • 21. This changes everything by C. Peter Wagner
  • 22. A time to advance by Chuck D. Pierce
  • 23. A time to prosper by Chuck D. Pierce
  • 24. Gods unfolding battle plan by Chuck d. Pierce
  • 25. Redeeming the time by Chuck D. Pierce
  • 26. Living beyond your feelings by Joyce Meyer
  • 27. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
  • 28. The Storm Inside by Sheila Walsh
  • 29. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  • 30. The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
  • 31. Victory Over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson
  • 32. The Steps to Freedom in Christ by, Neil T. Anderson
  • 33.The Bait of Satan by John Bevere
  • 34. You Can Begin Again by Joyce Meyer
  • 35. Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

More Support

Another support group for those who need support from more than once source
By Blue [1000 Karma] on October 02, 2016 / 12:38:07am Post #001
There are some of us that require a lot of support and some that require just a minimum amount of support. Some of us just need more than others depending on son’s, their security level like one two three or four as far as risk and most dangerous one’s and where they are placed in the prison and whom they are surrounded by mostly as well as what prison and if it gang infested or controlled through it or races stick to their own race or races are allowed to talk to other races and their age and experience as well as many other factors. All this paves the way to usually how much help we as parents need depending on our kids circumstances. All of it is hard but face it for some it is horrific and much more support from any where possible that understand and can give it is much needed and helpful. I have another sight that is great but I only was a member of for a month due to my mom joining the sight too and both of us having different opinions about my son as well as me knowing more info about the inside scoop with him that he did not want her to know but weighed heavy on my chest at times and needed to be talked about so us being on the same sight did not work out. What each of us said was personal to ourselves not that we wanted to share with each other because my mom was unable to be supportive to me through my sons incarceration but is to other mothers with sons incarcerated. I don’t know why. She does not like to hear me cry she says I must like that and like being that way. She is very hard on me when it comes to feelings. But the support group is called mothers of incarcerated son society in short M.I.S.S. It is a very diverse sight that deal with all kinds of criminals and the women who runs it is great. They have a big sight with a lot of things to do and participate in and places to share and a very large amount of members always all the time. They do stuff for the inmates at times and have the latest news on things going down in prison and what is being done about it and petitions to sign a lot. It is always great to have another place to go to for help. So check it out and I hope you enjoy it just don’t get overwhelmed for there is a lof of members very active all the time on the sight. Blue

By lynnhamilton (President/Founder) [999 Karma] on October 03, 2016 / 09:35:02am Post #002
Blessings Blue,
Why haven’t you called me? I have more mothers call me when they are in dire need to have someone reach out to them and speak to them as you are. In your case,a phone call would be better. My number is also on the contact page. I am available after 5:00pm everyday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Let’s talk *~)*
Lynn Hamilton
Mother’s With SIP

By heartbroken1 (Ambassador) [1000 Karma] on October 20, 2016 / 11:55:01am Post #003
Thanks for the information
Jenn, Ambassador
Mothers Welcome Assembly

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

1st time offender BEWARE

By Broken (Administrator) [1000 Karma] on April 09, 2016 / 01:30:08am Post #001
Know how to remain safe from sexual abuse in prison informative video:


By Broken (Administrator) [1000 Karma] on November 14, 2013 / 01:22:43am Post #001
*This information pertains to the federal process however, the state process is similar.

At the beginning of a federal criminal case, the principal actors are the U.S. attorney (the prosecutor) and the grand jury. The U.S. attorney represents the United States in most court proceedings, including all criminal prosecutions. The grand jury reviews evidence presented by the U.S. attorney and decides whether there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial.

After a person is arrested, a pretrial services or probation officer of the court immediately interviews the defendant and conducts an investigation of the defendant’s background. The information obtained by the pretrial services or probation office will be used to help a judge decide whether to release the defendant into the community before trial, and whether to impose conditions of release.

The standard of proof in a criminal trial is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which means the evidence must be so strong that there is no reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime. At an initial appearance, a judge advises the defendant of the charges filed, considers whether the defendant should be held in jail until trial, and determines whether there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and the defendant has committed it. Defendants who are unable to afford counsel are advised of their right to a court-appointed attorney. The court may appoint either a federal public defender or a private attorney who has agreed to accept such appointments from the court. In either type of appointment, the attorney will be paid by the court from funds appropriated by Congress. Defendants released into the community before trial may be required to obey certain restrictions, such as home confinement or drug testing, and to make periodic reports to a pretrial services officer to ensure appearance at trial.

The defendant enters a plea to the charges brought by the U.S. attorney at a hearing known as an ARRAIGNMENT. Most defendants — more than 90% — plead guilty rather than go to trial. If a defendant pleads guilty in return for the government agreeing to drop certain charges or to recommend a lenient sentence, the agreement often is called a “plea bargain.” If the defendant pleads guilty, the judge may impose a sentence at that time, but more commonly will schedule a hearing to determine the sentence at a later date. In most felony cases the judge waits for the results of a presentence report, prepared by the court’s probation office, before imposing sentence. If the defendant pleads not guilty, the judge will proceed to schedule a trial.

Criminal cases include a limited amount of PRETRIAL discovery proceedings, with substantial restrictions to protect the identity of government informants and to prevent intimidation of witnesses. The attorneys also may file motions, which are requests for rulings by the court before the trial. For example, defense attorneys often file a motion to suppress evidence, which asks the court to exclude from the trial evidence that the defendant believes was obtained by the government in violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights.

In a criminal TRIAL, the burden of proof is on the government. Defendants do not have to prove their innocence. Instead, the government must provide evidence to convince the jury of the defendant’s guilt. The standard of proof in a criminal trial is proof “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which means the evidence must be so strong that there is no reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.

If a defendant is found not guilty, the defendant is released and the government may not appeal. Nor can the person be charged again with the same crime in a federal court. The Constitution prohibits “double jeopardy,” or being tried twice for the same offense.

If the verdict is guilty, the judge determines the defendant’s sentence according to special federal sentencing guidelines issued by the United States Sentencing Commission. The court’s probation office prepares a report for the court that applies the sentencing guidelines to the individual defendant and the crimes for which he or she has been found guilty. During SENTENCING, the court may consider not only the evidence produced at trial, but all relevant information that may be provided by the pretrial services officer, the U.S. attorney, and the defense attorney. In unusual circumstances (rarely ever), the court may depart from the sentence calculated according to the sentencing guidelines.

A sentence may include time in prison, a fine to be paid to the government, and restitution to be paid to crime victims. The court’s probation officers assist the court in enforcing any conditions that are imposed as part of a criminal sentence. The supervision of offenders also may involve services such as substance abuse testing and treatment programs, job counseling, and alternative detention options.
Madlyn, MWSIP Administrator

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has appointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be set free.” Isaiah 61:1


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