Some are listened to and they are an easy source of information, especially if they serve more than one inmate.
If you receive prison phone calls outside the phone access hours while in detention, it’s hard for you to admit that you did not know about it. The best is to make an appointment in a cabin – and to avoid letting know (for example on Facebook) that you prison phone calls your loved one every night!
Wild parlors, etc.
Another way to get in touch is the “wild parlor”. This is to communicate with the person held over the walls of the prison when it is in the courtyard or in his cell.
This widespread practice depends on the spatial configuration of the prison (prison in the city, close to a road, buildings opposite, etc.) However, care must be taken not to be pinched: avoid shouting the family name of the prison. detained or his, think of the escape routes in case of police patrol, etc. Indeed, the “wild parlor” constitutes an offense for which one can be put in custody and even sometimes condemned.
Some relatives of detainees are also organizing to fire fireworks in front of the prison walls, on the occasion of the prisoner’s birthday, the New Year’s birthday or simply to show that we are thinking of him and his inmates. it’s always a pleasure ! This practice is also, in the eyes of the law, a crime, and therefore carries the same risks as for the “wild parlors”.
Many local community radio stations have programs devoted to news about prisons and justice. Animated by volunteers who intervene in detention (visitors of prison * and genépistes in particular) or by activists, sometimes ex-prisoners or relatives of prisoners, these programs make it possible to inform themselves, but also to get in touch with other people concerned by the prison. Some of these programs even allow messages to be sent to prisoners.
Most of the big ma are covered by radios that broadcast sympathetic and interesting anticarcarch programs. But in some prisons a little out of the center (especially power plants), it happens that it is impossible to capture.
We can then use the messaging services offered by denominational radios (Catholic or Protestant). These programs are devoted solely to the broadcast of messages for inmates.
Associative radios sometimes have only one phone line: so you need a little patience before going on the air and do not leave messages too long.
Remember that your loved one is probably not the only one listening. Some radios are particularly vigilant about the nature of the remarks made and, in order to better control them, some of them only accept messages in French.
It is not always easy to leave a message on the radio, but it is not always easy, on the other side of the bars, to listen to your loved ones, especially if the news is not good. So put a good mood in your message and prison phone calls several if you are afraid of losing your means!
Some programs may remind you if the cost of communication is too high for you, but it is not systematic.