Prison is a very difficult place to live and the lesson are hard on someone who is inexperienced or naïve about the ways of prison. It can be a terrifying ordeal but reading this book and following the advice can make your prison time much less stressful and less painful.
It doesn't matter whether you are going to federal or state prison the information in this book will guide you through the most difficult situations. After the Gravel contains truly useful, on point information designed specifically to improve your transition from being free to living in prison. The more information you have on what to expect, how to act and what you should do to avoid conflict will greatly decrease your stress level during the transition. This book will give you all that information.
After the Gravel will be a huge benefit to those who are currently incarcerated because it gives them information which takes years to gain through experience. The author has included information which was acquired over his seventeen years in the prison system. The person who is already in prison might know the rules but the information in this book goes well beyond "the rules". This book will help guide the prisoner toward preparing for release from prison. To most prisoners getting out of prison is just as stressful as going to prison, especially those who have not prepared for their release from prison. One of the reasons After the Gavel was written is to help the prisoner prepare for their release and transition back into society.
Be careful who gives you advice on surviving prison. There are a lot of people who write "prison survival" books who only spent six to twenty four months in some prison camp. Those people do not know enough about how to survive prison to be credible. They do not understand the prisoners, guards or the prison system itself. If you want advice you should at least get it from someone with many years of experience in several different prisons and different prison security levels. The people you will be locked up with will come from all the different prisons and security levels. Dealing with all of those people is the reasons you need good advice from someone who knows what he is talking about.
When you go to prison you will have to deal with idiots, bullies, con men and people you should never trust. This book tells you how to identify and deal with the different types of prisoners and guards you will interact with everyday you're in prison. The information will show you how to avoid problems and conflicts. Not knowing how to deal with the different people can result in an immediate confrontation. Prison rules are not normal rules of society. The information in this book will guide you through or around all of these situations.
By reading and following the advice in After the Gavel you will avoid all of the usual pitfalls, conflicts and embarrassing situations the inexperienced prisoner finds themselves in. The information will make your prison time less stressful. You will learn how to live as well as you can in prison. One of the most important things the advice will do, if you follow it, is to prepared you for release from prison.
Just remember that whichever prison survival book you decide to buy should be written by someone who has spent many (more than 10) years in prison. Don't waste your money on the ones written by people who do not have the experience. Even if you go to a "camp" you will be dealing with other prisoners who have been moved down from prisons with much higher security levels. Not knowing how to interact with these prisoners will cause you major problems. Good luck to