A person stands a much better chance of succeeding in any area of life when a person creates a coherent plan. The earlier a person begins to create a plan that will guide adjustment decisions after sentencing, the more qualified that person becomes to open opportunities for a higher level of liberty. The articles below may help people who need guidance after sentencing. Check back regularly, because we add new content regularly.
Understanding Plea Agreements
|21||Calculator||Project Release Dates with our Calculator|
Our calculators will help members of our community understand how their adjustment in prison can influence release dates. Learn about every opportunity to get the best outcome.
|20||Preparing to Surrender||Preparing to Surrender Webinar|
Get resources that will assist you in preparing before you surrender to prison. Watch our listen to a webinar replay for resources to help you.
|19||Pattern Score Calculator||Use our Calculators to Project Release Dates|
The First Step Act offers opportunities for people to advance their release dates. Respond to the questions and see where you score on the Pattern Score.
|18||Approved FTC Programs in the BOP||Learn about Programs that Can Lead to Time Cuts through Earned Time Credits|
The First Step Act authorizes qualified people to earn either 10 days per month or 15 days per month off the sentence. Learn which programs qualify.
|17||Critical Thinking in BOP||Opportunity Costs of Decisions in Federal Prison|
Learn the opportunity costs of every decision inside the federal Bureau of Prisons. to advocate effectively, make good decisions that align with success.
|16||Meal Plans||Understand Main Line and Common Fare Meals|
The BOP offers two meal plans. One is common fare and the other is main line. People can also supplement diets with purchases from the commissary.
|15||Unit Management Webinar Replay||Understanding Unit Management in the BOP|
Learn more about the different roles and how to build relationships with the Unit Manager and Case Manager in federal prison.
|14||FRP||Learn the policy statement for FRP|
In the era o the First Step Act, the Financial Responsibility Program is more essential than ever. Make sure you understand the implications.
|13||Send Money||How to Send Money to People in Federal Prison|
This page shows the steps to send money to people in federal prison.
|12||Visiting Form||An example of the visiting form in federal prison|
Use this as an example of the visiting form in federal prison. Share with family and friends so they know what to expect.
|11||Corrlinks System||How to use email system in federal prison|
This video offers a simple tutorial on how to use the Corrlinks email system while in prison. People may share with their family and friends.
|10||Initial Adjustment Webinar Replay||Initial Adjustment Webinar|
This is the third in our series to help people before they surrender to federal prison. Includes links to helpful resources.
|9||Webinar Replay: Disciplinary Code||Webinar Replay on Disciplinary Infractions|
We produced this webinar as part of our weekly series to help people prepare for better experiences in the BOP. In this webinar, we cover the BOP disciplinary code.
|8||Disciplinary Code||Understanding the Disciplinary Code|
Prepare to avoid problems with the disciplinary code by understanding Program Statement 5270 and making decisions that lessen the likelihood of problems.
|7||Top-Ten Checklist||View our Top-Ten Checklist Before Surrendering|
People who anticipate a journey through federal prison may want to know more about how they can prepare. This top-ten checklist offers a start.
|6||Before Surrendering||Pre-Surrendering to Prison Webinar|
The well-advised person that may surrender to prison may find value in learning from this webinar we offer to members of our community.
|5||Halfway House / Home Confinement||Halfway House and Reentry Program in the Bureau of Prisons|
Learn from our interview with Jon Gustin, a retired administrator over the Bureau of Prisons halfway house and home confinement program (known as RRC)
|4||Custody and Classification||Learn about the Custody and Classification Schedule|
The Bureau of Prisons will rely upon Program Statement 5100 to assess a person’s custody scoring. That score will determine the type of prison that will hold him or her.
|3||BOP Director||Interview on Designations with former BOP Director|
We spoke with the former Director of the Bureau of Prisons, Hugh Hurwitz to offer more information about BOP Designations and security levels.
|2||Prison Adjusting||Preparing Before Prison|
Get basic information on the culture of confinement, and how to begin preparing for a successful journey..
|1||Federal Probation||What to know about US Federal Probation (With Subject Matter Expert)|
Interview with Chris Maloney, retired US Chief of Probation for two separate jurisdictions