When You Have to Go to Prison: A Complete Guide for You and Your Familyby Margaret Kohut
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When You Have to Go to Prison was written to help anyone who is preparing to go to prison with the possibilities, expectations, and realities of their situation — from the strain it will put on a marriage to the conversations you will need to have with your children. You will learn how visitation works and how often you will be able to see your family. Learn how to discuss prison with your children and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse regardless of the duration of your incarceration. This book details how the criminal justice system operates and how to effectively bide your time in prison without succumbing to the temptations and bad influences.
With more than 100 interviews with past and present inmates and their families, this book provides a complete perspective into how people respond to the prospect and reality of incarceration, and what you can do to prepare for those realities. You will learn what prison life is really like (depending on your crime and where you are sent) and how you can reduce your prison time through good behavior. Learn how to prepare your family for your departure, arrange your finances, ensure that friends or family members will help your spouse, and set aside the necessary resources to maintain your family’s life- style and comfort
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So you’re about to go to prison, and you want to know what to expect? To avoid even more unpleasant surprises, learn the general prison rules you need to know before you go in, including how to get your sheets cleaned, the rules for “chow hall,” and the basic behavior expected from you as an inmate. There are 21 chapters to test your prison knowledge (with answers in the back), in addition to a glossary of prison slang. What, you ask, is a “cellie” or a “cat J”? Find it all here. This book also includes a good guide on how to prepare your children for your time away from home, and discusses ways to stay close to your family while you’re incarcerated. And finally, because being locked up can take a toll on your soul, learn how to “keep you mind right.” The book suggests using your period of incarceration as a time to study, develop a hobby, even to go to therapy.
When You Have to Go to Prison: A Complete Guide for You and Your Family, runs the reader through the insights of what to expect and how to make it inside the prison system. It serves as a guide for those who are about to lose their freedom for the first time. It goes through the basic codes of conduct and provides the reader with the know-how on how to unfold and behave while dealing with confinement. It covers a wide variety of topics that range, from the legal procedures (appeals, new trials etc.) to gangs, slang codes, work programs, and medical care in prison. The goal of the book is to prepare the inmate- to- be with tools for him or her to do their time in the most peaceful possible manner. Through tips and founded advice it encourages the prisoner to avoid trouble, to behave, move in a low-key fashion, and hence be granted an early parole. The book emphasizes the importance of trying to keep oneself centered at all times against the difficult task of cohabiting with criminals from all walks of life, race, ethnic backgrounds, and social status. It stresses the importance of the inmate’s family unit. It is vital for the inmate to maintain those ties while doing time. Thus, that will give the inmate hope, strength, and something to look forward to. If you are about to lose your freedom, this manual will be a great asset for your preparation before facing prison life.