According to data that the Bureau of Prisons publishes, more than 214,000 people serve sentences in federal prison. Not all federal prisons are the same. Learn how to influence your placement in the best possible environment. Four out of every five people in prison serve are locked inside gates, … [Read more...] about Custody and Classification Systems
Are you facing time in prison? Learn from our top-ten checklist on how to prepare for prison. Don’t let the anxiety get you down. If you’re surrendering, prepare. Learn steps you can take to ease your adjustment inside. Learn what you can do to make the most of any challenges that lie … [Read more...] about Tips Before Surrendering to Prison
Don't live with misconceptions about the prison system. Some prisons are better places to serve time than others. Learn everything possible to get the most productive experience. Get to the Best Prison The custody and classification system determines the type of facility where a person will … [Read more...] about Understand Security Scores
Administrative Structure of Federal Prison The more you prepare, the more confidence you will have to overcome challenges that accompany every journey through the prison experience. The System:The Bureau of Prisons is a massive bureaucracy, organized under the Executive Branch of government. … [Read more...] about Chain of Command in Prison
To get out at the earliest possible times, learn how to avoid disciplinary infractions while serving your sentence. Shots and Tickets In the federal prison system, the vernacular for a disciplinary infraction is a "shot," as in, the officer wrote me a shot because I didn't make my bed. In … [Read more...] about Disciplinary Actions
Get Started by Preparing Listen to Audio Podcast Michael and I got to prison in different ways. Authorities charged Michael with violating laws related to drug trafficking. Those charges carried the possibility of multiple decades in prison. As he wrote in Earning Freedom, authorities … [Read more...] about What Should I Know Before Being Admitted to Prison?
Get Started by Preparing Listen to Audio Podcast It would be best to avoid problems while in prison. But as described throughout this book, that isn’t always easy. Depending upon security levels, complexities surface. People in prison must interact with hundreds, or thousands of people. Some … [Read more...] about What Should I Know About the Disciplinary Code?
Get Started by Preparing Listen to Audio Podcast When people go into the prison system, our team encourages them to go in with their eyes wide open. When Michael began serving his sentence, back in 1987, he was 23 years old and didn’t understand a thing. As a result of not understanding what … [Read more...] about What Should I Know About the Administrative Remedy Process?