IMPORTANT GUIDES, DOCUMENTS AND FORMS FOR LOVED ONES OF PRISONERS:
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**Please note that these documents may be updated without our knowledge. While we do our best to update this information, we are not liable for misinformation contained within these documents. This page was updated 12/20/2016
A new vending system has been implemented in sending money to prisoners. Please click on the link to review. Sending Money to a Prisoner - GTL Company effective 2.1.17
GENERAL RESOURCE GUIDES AND BOOKLETS TO ASSIST IN NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM:
CPR Resource Guide This includes the visitation application and useful information on navigating the prison system.
MDOC's Family Informational Packet, with a topic list and downloadable PDF version
State Appellate Defender's Office Family Self-Help Packet (Appeals information included)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Advocating with the Incarcerated In Michigan
Reception and Guidance (RG&C) Policy Directives for new prisoners
Sample prisoner handbook, given at each facility.
Authorization form for prisoner to sign- This will allow release of medical or mental health status to the family member or loved one listed on the form. This must then be turned into medial and placed in prisoner's file. Good for one year.
SUPPORT GROUP INFORMATION:
2015 list of support groups and information for family and friends of incarcerated.
GRIEVANCE AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) INFORMATION:
MDOC grievance explanation American Friends Service Committee Grievance explanation
FOIA samples: FOIA Authorization , FOIA sample request letter
LEGAL GUARDIAN INFORMATION:
Sample documents on obtaining court-ordered legal guardianship
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR PRISONERS:
MDOC Mental Health Services Guide Booklet and Request for consultation with MDOC Mental Health Rights Specialist
MDOC Mental Health Program Guide
Incentive program in segregation
Segregation sample documents
Medication memo (for medications needed during visitation)
PAROLE PREPARATION AND REENTRY INFORMATION:
Getting through the parole process AFSC guidebook
Reentry Services available county by county on State Appellate Defender's (SADO) website
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