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Bre

Binghamton, NY

#350 Jan 30, 2013
My boyfriend just got to willard last tuesday and I wanted to ask how do you know which week he has a visit or a phone call? & Also when would his 97 days start?
hey

Auburn, NY

#351 Jan 30, 2013
hey bre you'll get a letter from hm and the jail explaining everything soon, i do believe the day he gets there is the day the 97 days begins, its a while till he gets a call, and it cant be a cell and has to be a landline, almost a month its been fora call i guess since ive heard from my bf, hope this helps, i put money on my phone for what would have been our first call this past weekend and never received it, im guessing cause i have a voip phone, anyone know?
Ashely

Brooklyn, NY

#352 Jan 30, 2013
Bre wrote:
My boyfriend just got to willard last tuesday and I wanted to ask how do you know which week he has a visit or a phone call? & Also when would his 97 days start?
Hey my boyfriend got there last Tuesday also he will be coming home April 30,2013 he send me a letter. He will not be place in his dorm until next week Tuesday after he is place in his dorm ill know what week he can get phone calls and visits
Carol

Hicksville, NY

#353 Feb 3, 2013
Hey Ashley I wanted to know when will you be going up to Willard.i'm going this Sunday the 10th. I'm gonna take the van up there. maybe i'll hop on the train to Jamaica station or drive and park my car by the station. Please let me know what's up with you
mybabycomeshomei naweek

Norwalk, CT

#354 Feb 10, 2013
hey everyone. i feel like since my boyfriend has been at Willard, I've become an expert with the system. My boyfriend did 10 months in Riverhead (Suffolk County) & after waiting 4 weeks, finally got sent to Willard. The 10 minute phone calls suck because you cant receive it on a cell phone, but atleast its some communication. & the 1 visit every other weekend suck too, because the DI's are mean. But since my love has been at Willard, I have driven up for every visit (7hr drive one way) except one. My heart breaks when my bf tells me how tired he is everyday, & the fact that they're doing PT before the sun comes up, but the DI's are trying to break down every inmate to build them back up & make their priorities completely change. Within 2 weeks of him being at Willard, I completely noticed how different he was. His whole attitude was different already. He wasnt letting little things bother/stress him out. I was shocked. But besides the 2 visits a month, I think writing eachother atleast 5 letters a week was the only thing keeping us both sane. Not only is our relationship so much stronger from him going to Willard, but now he is the person that i fell in love with 3 1/2 years ago, & he is so happy with himself. He'll be home in a week! & yet it sucks he'll be on parole, but I know it will continue to help him!:-D
tyson

Albany, NY

#355 Feb 13, 2013
hey wrote:
hey bre you'll get a letter from hm and the jail explaining everything soon, i do believe the day he gets there is the day the 97 days begins, its a while till he gets a call, and it cant be a cell and has to be a landline, almost a month its been fora call i guess since ive heard from my bf, hope this helps, i put money on my phone for what would have been our first call this past weekend and never received it, im guessing cause i have a voip phone, anyone know?
Unfortunately you don't get a call every weekend, especially in the beginning. After the first couple of weeks they rotate between getting a call one weekend and having the opportunity for a visit the next. Unless your loved one specifically asks you not to visit, I implore everyone to take the time to visit. Although the DI's make it difficult and try to embarass the parolee in front of their family, it is the single thing that gets the parolee through the ordeal. Sometimes they let you shower beforehand and sometimes they have you rolling in the mud in your visit clothes, depends on if the platoon behaved and who the DI is. Bring change for the vending machines because they don't take bills.
For those of you who are concerned about your loved one being held in a county jail or downstate prison for too long awaiting transfer to willard: If your loved one has been held for a period of time exceeding 45 days, they have the opportunity to submit a 'writ of habeus corpus'. Unfortunately, if you do this while in county jail, it won't see a decision until you are already in downstate prison, and if you do it in downstate you will already be on your way to willard by the time poughkeepsie sees it . It must be done at willard and they make it extremely difficult to see the library. Tell your loved one to have patience and keep dropping library slips (extra push-ups as punishment won't kill them). When they have the chance, they have to be extremely thorough with the writ application because it will be thrown out for the slightest error. Within a month they will get a decision, and they will cut them loose the next day. I got out a month early and was home in time for christmas.
For those who have loved ones that have to go the distance: Tell them to swallow their pride, keep their mouth shut, and just be a face in the crowd.
wondering

Auburn, NY

#356 Feb 17, 2013
Does anyone know when do they usually call, I know the last time it was around 10 am, I don't want to be waiting around all day for this 10 minute call, I was kinda hoping they would be around the same time.
tyson

Albany, NY

#357 Feb 17, 2013
wondering wrote:
Does anyone know when do they usually call, I know the last time it was around 10 am, I don't want to be waiting around all day for this 10 minute call, I was kinda hoping they would be around the same time.
alphabetical order starting at 8am. then reverse order the next time. you just gotta wait by the phone.
erick nedore e

Astoria, NY

#358 Mar 4, 2013
Are the beds nice I have ymto go to willard soon
monique

Orange, NJ

#359 Mar 8, 2013
inmates get to call every other week.1 week visit.next week phone call. you have to set up an account with vac to receive calls. when you go for a visit make sure u have lots of coins or dollar bills. 2 forms of id.such as a state id and s.s. card.when u go to visit u wait online then you get called my a co.they ask for your id and put ur info in the computer.u get a key to put ur things in..you cant bring in cell phones. only thing u bring in is a clear change purse with ur money.dont wear nothing tight.wear jeans and a crew neck shirt.you can wear ur jewlery but you have to take it off when being searched. in the search all u do is rake off ur jewlwry and empty your pockets.walk thru the metal detective.and put ur shoes and jewlery back on. you go thru the gate,show ur hand under the light.u go thru another gate to a desk where an co/di tell u where to sit. you can sit down and wait for the inmate or go to the vending machine to get food. once the inmate come they can only give u a brief hug and tap kiss. pls i will warn you the co/di will yell and talk to them anywsy.its like bootcamp.so listen or dont make a fuss. encourage ur loved one that 97 days will go by fast
monique

Orange, NJ

#360 Mar 8, 2013
wondering wrote:
Does anyone know when do they usually call, I know the last time it was around 10 am, I don't want to be waiting around all day for this 10 minute call, I was kinda hoping they would be around the same time.
they call any where from 10-12
inquiring

Auburn, NY

#361 Mar 10, 2013
how about hearing from someone or a family member/friend/gf of someone who has been thru willard. was ther any change in the individual? did they change for the better? stop drinking an gain self confidence? im just curious as to the after effects of what is about to come my way. thanks for anyone's imput.
wondering

Trumansburg, NY

#362 Mar 14, 2013
your welcome
kim

United States

#363 Mar 16, 2013
Which bus station do you pick them up from??
lost

Bethpage, NY

#364 Mar 18, 2013
My husband is in Willard I've been writting like crazy but I keep getting letters from him saying that he has not recieved any mail and he now thinks I gave up on him he even thanked me for sending money and said in his last letter that he is going crazy there and just wants to know why? What can I do Plus this is his parole address so now I'm freaking out that there is something going on and they won't let him home
lost

Bethpage, NY

#365 Mar 18, 2013
Why would they give him my money order and not my letters or pictures of our son?
mppanther

Baltimore, MD

#366 Mar 28, 2013
Missinghim wrote:
My boyfriend is in Elmira waiting to be sent to Willard. I have been reading that the mail system is horrible. I hope it isn't as bad as people are saying.
the mail is horrible i just left there at the end of and somtimes i would get a letter a month later and at visits they treat your people like shit make you front lean and rest just for talking to loud.
kimmy

Ardsley, NY

#367 Apr 2, 2013
My bf gets released from willard soon Where is the bus station in syracuse Where hé can be picked up?
melissa

Paterson, NJ

#368 Apr 6, 2013
How long do have to wait to go visit someone in Willard. And what phone service do they use to call home. Thanks...
Ashely

Brooklyn, NY

#369 Apr 21, 2013
kimmy wrote:
My bf gets released from willard soon Where is the bus station in syracuse Where hé can be picked up?
Did you ever find out where they can be pick up at in Syracuse??? My boyfriend coming home next week and ill like 2 know

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