Drumheller Institution | Alberta

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Are they on lockdown again? No contact for almost a week. Always stresses me out. Though I'd just ask this time
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Hello, does anyone have the visitor dress code? Anyone been told to change? I saw women in leggings on last visit and long skirts. I have a dress that has high collar, short sleeves ( not tank or cap sleevs, like 3 or 4 inches) and goes below knees but hugs the body. Wondering if they would say too tight..... Ever heard of that happening? Seemed pretty chill for the most part but coulda just been the guards that day
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Sunday, May 03, 2015
They are bastards

He will send you the list when he gets in there.

from my memory he can have 5 shirts without logos. No hoods. 5 underwear. 5 socks. Sweatpants jeans. 5 cds not burned. A compact disk player. Ear phones. Nitendo 64 with 10 games. Small tube tv 9 in not a flat screen. A remote for it. House coat. hmmmm I'm trying to remember what else. When I think of it I'll post it. But that can get u started.

good luck. They are horrible humanbeings that run the place. So corrupt. be prepared they will screw you around every chance they get.
wrote on Thursday, May 07, 2015

    The inmates?
wrote on Friday, May 22, 2015

    No the guards and wardens
Bonnie wrote on Monday, May 25, 2015

    They are criminals, they deserve nothing but the necessities of life....NOTHING.

really wrote on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    It's not always about the inmates.what about the people who love them? Yes they made bad decisions to be put in there. However it's the family and friends that need the connection that suffer.
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Sunday, May 03, 2015

what is the list you have? I just want to have it ready for when we can send it.

Thank you.
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Friday, May 01, 2015

I know this is for experiences. But, my brother-in-law will be going to Drum here soon. He has asked us to prepare him his pen pack. Now, this wouldn't be an issue if I knew exactly what we are preparing. We called the penitentiary and they were plain rude. He wouldn't help us at all, he said he would be given the list when he gets there and then hung up on us. So, what I am here to ask is: does anyone have a list that they could share with me on what I have to prepare for him? It would just be so much easier to have it prepared for when we would be able to send it to him.

Thank you for your help.
wrote on Saturday, May 02, 2015

    I may have a list ,and you are right , they are rude. The list they follow is different than the one posted on the website. It can NOT arrive before he is done orientation. If you send before it is allowed, they will send it back. Some things on the list he may be better off getting from a trade inside. He must ask for the list and mail it to you.

wrote on Saturday, May 02, 2015

    Apply for a visit right now. It takes time for it to be approved. Put money in his canteen as that takes time too,

Melissa wrote on Sunday, May 03, 2015

    What is the list you have? I just want to have it prepared as much as possible before he mails me the list. The more I can et now the better.

Thank you.
wrote on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

    I sent the pack as soon as he was transferred from remand. And applied for visits. That was March 20. He got the pack after 30 days, so around the beginning of April, and turns out I have been approved for visits for 2-1/2 weeks and they just never told him. He had to put in a request to go to v&c and they found the form in a stack of approved visiting applications they just haven't given to the inmates. And of course they wouldn't tell me anything when I inquired 2 weeks ago. They say he needs to tell me, yet at the time I was approved and they never told him!! I wonder how long it woulda taken if he hadn't gone and seen them!

Now I'm so nervous bout the visits, heard horror stories bout the ion scanners, and getting there to find out they are locked down, and really just the whole process in general......
penpackage wrote on Thursday, May 07, 2015

    Some smokes Tobacco a file drugs cell phone

you really need to pull out this inner genius to get this is there you put add much as you can into things like radios tv's mp3s clothes remote and other stuff
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Girl in waiting

Hi, my man in drum, got there about a month ago. Got a house phone and was approved within 2 weeks but he called every couple days from po office anyways. Now still waiting on cell approval and visits. How long does that take? Just regular visits. I'm so nervous about the whole process. What are the hours for visiting in drum? Man says you come and then can leave and come back on afternoon again but can't find anything online about it. My man seems to be fine, did 6 years in bc before so knows the "culture" I guess and is making all the right moves to not get into trouble and get out as soon as he can. It's hard though since no one I know can relate to me.
wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Hi hun, it took a month before he could phone. Longest month ever.

visits took 2 months for us. I think the hours are 8:30-11:30 then 12:30-3. You go away for lunch then come back.
Girl in waiting wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    So how does that work though? You just sit at a table for those hours?
wrote on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    And thanx ;)
Been there wrote on Monday, April 27, 2015

    Once your visitation application is approved when you visit - you go thru security and then will enter a room with tables & chairs. You sit and visit at your table and there will be other inmates with their visitors at different tables. The time flies by. There are some vending machines outside of the room and you are able to purchase and take in with you for you and the inmate. The inmate is not allowed to take anything back to his cell. You are not allowed anymore than $10.00 to take with you into the room and it can only be quarters, loonies or toonies as that is all the vending machine has.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

I was in drum for 26 months and it was pretty good for the most part. I mean if you got a short bit just do your time and mind your own. I played golf and worked out got inked and played tiger Woods lol but if you are young and you end up there you are either going to grow up fast or wake up in medical for real and listen to the lifers they got good advice cause they already fucked up as bad as they can . You don't gotta click up either just don't be a bitch ,a rat or a squid and you're fine . If not check in and they will send you to the skin bin where you belong.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

To all the women wondering about drum .. My husband is in for the second time so I'll give you some tips I've learned. Do not be afraid to visit it's not that bad you are in a visiting room there are even toys for kids etc. most of the guards are nice but there are 2 who are complete pricks and literally treat you like garbage it's just a way for you to get mad so be sure to keep composed. I tested positive well right under the thresh hold of htc .. Which is surprising considering I don't do drugs nor am I around anyone who does. On this day 2 ladies before tested positive before .. So they don't wipe down the ion machine before the next person and did I mention the 2 ladies were moms of inmates 50+ they were to impressed with testing 'positive'. Drum is not that bad just don't go pissing anyone off .. Generally if your younger like 19 they usually leave you alone. It takes about a month for them to call you and it is faster to have a land line so they can call collect. So by a month and half they should call given they submitted their numbers in. Pfv visits take 6 months + to be approved. When I knew my hubby was going in I sent all the forms when he got transferred from remand. You can find all these forms on the corrections Canada website even the pen package list. Please note this list has changed your better off waiting for him to send you the list and his package cannot be worth more than $1000 so be sure you put a return label on that package or who knows where his stuff that is not accepted ends up! Just be supportive and positive of them and visit it helps 100%. Hope this helps
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Unheard Voice for Inmates

Horrific Healthcare at it's best

Inmates in prisons across Canada do NOT receive proper psychiatric help while incarcerated! Some believe all these men/women do not deserve their human rights but this is NOT true!! If we helped more psychiatric patients while incarcerated crime would inevitably lower.....statistics PROVE this yet it is still ignored in many areas of the corrections system! Please bring light to injustices done to fellow Canadians who are STILL human regardless of their pasts and deserve a chance to brighten their future. This is dedicated to all people who are forced to deal with this injustice as I post this and their rehabilitation being hindered!!!!!! Please help me bring attention to this matter!!!! Drumheller Institution WAKE UP!!! Enough suicides YET!!!!
wrote on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    I completely agree with you! My brother hung himself in his cell there one year ago. The reason he went in there was due to committing a crime when he was off his medication. They should have made him a priority to get him stabilized instead of just leaving him for dead! He had a child that will now have to grow up without a father. Things didn't have to end this way for him. Ultimitely, it was his choice, but his choice would likely been different if he was given proper medical care!
wrote on Monday, April 06, 2015

    I cannot believe the stories I have been hearing since my Fiance went to Drum in January. Is there no media coverage that can look into this?? One of the first phone calls I had to tell him his sister passed away and he asked to see a councillor. They sent him to the doctor who spent less than 5 min with him. This is not his first stint in the prison system but he says he cannot believe how bad the inmates are treated in there. There has been no less than 5 OD's in the 4 months hes been there. Where do we turn?? This has to be stopped.

SadSister wrote on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    I agree. Something needs to be done. The media should get involved and other inmates/families who have been effected should come forward and stand together. These men are still humans with rights!
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

What kind of rules are there for the inmates that live in the houses & wrk in town?
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