What to expect when you're expecting a prison term

Do you have clients who are headed to prison?

Don't let them go unprepared.

This ThursdayFebruary 24, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom, US Probation Kansas will be holding its quarterly orientation program for people facing federal prison time. Clients, family, counsel, and staff members are encouraged to attend. 

Among other things, attendees will learn (or be reminded of):

  • What personal business to take care of before going to prison (utility bills, child support, student loans, pending charges & detainers);
  • How to self surrender;
  • What to take (and what not to take) to prison;
  • What programs are available in prison (educational, vocational, religious, mental health, medical);
  • What to expect with respect to visitation, phone calls, email, etc.; and
  • How federal prisons help prepare clients for release.

The orientation will be offered again on May 12, 2022 (KCK if in person), August 11, 2022 (KCMO if in person) and November 3, 2022 (KCK if in person).

For access to the Zoom link or answers to questions, email Supervisory US Probation & Pretrial Services Officer Sara Valdez-Hoffer at Sara_Valdez_Hoffer@ksp.uscourts.gov.