It becomes rather hard to get a paternity test done from prison. Normally, paternity testing is very simple and straightforward so as long everyone involved in the test is available and willing to be tested. However, with convicts and people behind bars, things get a bit more difficult and interested parties will need to go through certain legal procedures.

Example of a Paternity Test from Prison

The alleged father is doing time in prison. An ex-girlfriend turns up believing this man to be the biological father of her child. Of course, it would be unfeasible to wait till after the alleged father in question has ended his prison sentence – a Paternity DNA Test is expedient. It is not uncommon for paternity tests to be required whilst the father in question is doing time.

If you have gone through the courts, the judge may actually order the paternity test to be carried out after the prison sentence is finished; this is normally done only if the time of the prisoner’s release will not be in years.

Some Info and Tips for Paternity Testing on a Prisoner

First and foremost, a good start would be contacting the facility in which the alleged father is incarcerated. They can assist you through the paternity test, but most of all give you their procedure and protocol regarding the carrying out of DNA testing on inmates.

Generally, they will not allow you to turn up and directly collect a DNA sample from an inmate- even if you are married. Sometimes, the facility may require that you send the kit directly to them. They may employ a doctor or nurse who will take charge of collecting the DNA samples and send them back for the analysis.

If the father refuses to do a paternity test you may need to go to court and get a court ordered paternity test. This will require the alleged father to submit his samples. Although he can refuse to submit samples and from a legal perspective, you cannot be physically forced to do so, if the alleged father does refuse, his refusal will be in breach of the court order.

DNA testing companies can also provide you with guidelines and information about a paternity test from prison.

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