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?
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Get Started by Preparing Listen to Audio Podcast In the United States, we like to say that a person is presumed innocent until there has been a finding of guilt. Defendants don’t always feel that presumption of guilt. A criminal charge may result in being ostracized by friends, loss of … [Read more...] about What Are Post-Conviction Proceedings?
2012 THROUGH 2013—COMPLETING 9,500 DAYS AS A PRISONER Starting My Career As Carole drove me from the federal prison to the halfway house in San Francisco, I laid out a plan that we could follow. During that final year that I would have to serve in the halfway house, I pledged to create new … [Read more...] about Halfway House: 2013
Mario Hernandez started preparing for prison early. His solid preparations led to a two-year sentence, rather than the lengthy sentence prosecutors requested. When people struggle with court or sentencing, it’s good to get perspective. And it’s great to start preparing early. When Mario … [Read more...] about Preparing for Prison
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