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PRISON FAMILY BILL OF RIGHTS

This Prison Family Bill of Rights is something every family of an incarcerated person needs to know. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and you are due these basic rights when your loved one is incarcerated. FLIP FLOP Support Groups endorses the Prison Family Bill of Rights.

The International Prisoners Family Conference is held in Dallas Texas annually. You can find more information about this conference and their goals at: [email protected]


Working together through organizations like this one… we CAN change the opportunities and the results for our loved ones when they are released and during their incarceration.

Helping Families

We aim to provide education, answers, resources and support to families with incarcerated loved ones in our monthly meetings. We have guest speakers, activities, food, fun and fellowship.

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Educating the Community

We strive to keep the community aware that you, "The Prison Family" exist, by attending community meetings to advocate on your behalf.

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Creating Awareness

Flip Flop’s goal is to help families of incarcerated individuals throughout the journey of their loved ones incarceration.

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS

The Prison Family* has the right to be treated with respect and dignity by any and all representatives of the prison system at all times.


The Prison Familyhas the right to expect and be assured the utmost care is established and maintained to provide a healthy and safe living environment that promotes effective rehabilitation, reintegration and parole planning throughout a loved one’s incarceration.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be treated and integrated as a positive resource in the process of rehabilitation and reintegration preparation and parole planning of an incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to receive consistency in the enforcement of rules; regulations and policies affecting a loved one’s incarceration.


The Prison Familyhas the right to receive consistency in the enforcement of rules; regulations and/or policies affecting visitation and/or all forms of communication with an incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be informed in a timely, clear, forthright and respectful manner of any changes in rules; regulations and/or policies affecting visitation and/or communication with an incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be informed within 24 hours and in a compassionate manner regarding the illness; injury and/or death of an incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to extended visitation during the hospitalization of an incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be informed within 24 hours of the security status change and/or transfer of an incarcerated loved one to a new facility.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be provided specific written and evidence-based reasons for a loved one’s security status change; clemency denial and/or parole denial.


The Prison Familyhas the right to have their incarcerated loved one housed within a distance from their permanent address that provides reasonable access for visitation and/or to facilitate serving as a resource in the rehabilitation and reintegration preparation and parole planning of their incarcerated loved one.


The Prison Familyhas the right to be provided the current specific name or names and direct phone numbers of prison officials to contact for questions about their incarcerated loved one.


* The term “Prison Family” is herein defined as including, but not limited to a blood or adopted relation, spouse, domestic partner and/or trusted friend designated by an incarcerated person upon or during a period of confinement as one who will serve as an outside contact on his or her behalf for the relaying of any communication regarding the medical and mental health, security status and location of the incarcerated person and/or for making critical decisions on behalf of the incarcerated person in the event of his or her incapacitation.

PRISON FAMILY BILL OF RIGHTS

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FLIP FLOP SUPPORT GROUP can help you and your loved ones.​

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