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Old 01-26-2009, 12:06 AM
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Default A Guide to Prison Survival

I haven't read it all but I thought it might be helpful or interesting.


If you or someone you love is going to prison soon, this guide is must-reading, particularly for the first-time prisoner. What seems like a rock-bottom experience can become a turning point for a whole new way of life. Drawn largely from the experiences of others who have spent time behind bars, this guide offers tips to help you survive—and even thrive—physically, mentally, and spiritually while inside.

http://www.prisonfellowship.org/imag...ival_guide.pdf (The New Link)


http://www.pfm.org/media/pfm/docs/pr...ival_guide.pdf (Old website link)
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I haven't read the whole thing through yet, but I think this is a great resource.
Of course, things vary from facility to facility, inmate to inmate, circumstances will vary. However, I like this in as much as I appreciated "99 And A Get Up" for those coming out.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
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thanks for the link Daveswife.

Just jined the forum and this is the first post i saw an already so much helpful stuff.
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they changed their website...and have new links that one doesnt work...but they wont let me post it ...just follow old link...and hit resources tab at top ....it will take u .. to the right page to get the link...under prison survival guide!
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[quote=Daveswife;4372388]I haven't read it all but I thought it might be helpful or interesting.


If you or someone you love is going to prison soon, this guide is must-reading, particularly for the first-time prisoner. What seems like a rock-bottom experience can become a turning point for a whole new way of life. Drawn largely from the experiences of others who have spent time behind bars, this guide offers tips to help you survive—and even thrive—physically, mentally, and spiritually while inside.


This link you gave doesn't work any longer. Any ideas where I might find this info? thanks!
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I would love to be able to read the guide, can you post the new link? Thanks a lot!
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I found it

http://www.prisonfellowship.org/imag...ival_guide.pdf
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Hi everyone. Sorry for the inconvenience. The website updated and added to their links, so I've updated the sticky above so it should be working properly now, and takes you directly to the prison survival guide. However, if you follow the old link (which I've left above also) you will find some good links to other supportive help for family and friends, and others. Hope this is more helpful to you!

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i am a 53 yo woman who has to face some charges from 6yrs ago, i have been totally clean & my whole life has totally changed and now i have to possibly get sentenced in mid jan at Yorl correctional inst, in niantic ct, i am very ill and have alot of daily meds i have to take to even breathe during the day and other pain issues, so i am wondering will they give me methadone there i know back in late 90's they used to give the addicts methadone, but having to be on it daily precribed by dr for 4 yrs now, will they give it to me ?also what is the deal with calling out to a cell phone we have no land lines anymore, so how do i do a cell phone set up so i can call my husband? please help with these questions if you know ! thanks
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Thanks SO much for this! My fiance is about to head to Prison. This is a BIG help! <3
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Thank you. I'm not going to prison. A good source of information anyway
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I worked in many prisons for many years and can honestly say there are 3 things to avoid; Sex, Drugs and Gambling. I don't have the same wisdom as actual inmates but can say this is what I witnessed.
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I worked in many prisons for many years and can honestly say there are 3 things to avoid; Sex, Drugs and Gambling. I don't have the same wisdom as actual inmates but can say this is what I witnessed.
I have lived in numerous prisons during my adult career as a felon, and I have to admit - you have summed up the trifecta of things that cause people problems perfectly.

The only thing I can add would be "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..."
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Upon entering prison, focus on turning a sour lemon into sweet lemonade, your liability into an asset. You should begin developing your pre-release plan immediately, utilizing any and all resources - vocational classes, academic classes, self-study, etc. - at your disposal. Shame on you if you are released unprepared and without short and long-term goals.
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My husband is currently at Clark County Jail, he has asked me to gather information for some who are going to prison and are clueless. As jails don't provide any information on the various prisons. This post was a wonderful find, thanks so much.
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Welcome to Prison Talk. Also be sure to check the WA prison forums for information on what he can expect from others who have already been there.
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=172
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going in front of judge for a motion to revoke soon. In my 7th year of a 10 year probation sentence on dui 3rd in TX....have never tested positive for alcohol...but with the new soberlync handheld breathalyzer unit....i have had issues keeping up with it and missed a lot of test times.....thus my motion to revoke. My judge is known to be the most difficult judge in dallas to deal with from all the defense attorneys.......i'm just beside myself here.

I'm actually getting revoked for "non-compliance" ...which i guess is just considered a violation regadless....
i have proactively requested and gone ahead on my own behalf installed the SCRAM ankle monitor on my leg so as to not miss any more tests, but it's too late...i have to turn myself in for no bond warrant on the revocation next week!

what does everyone think i' looking at time wise if my judge goes forward with the motion to send my ass to prison for something i don't do? Drink! never tested positive....but she's gonna send me because of the # of missed tests....thank you for any replies....concerned here!
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From what you have posted, it looks like a revocation of your parole is a real possibility with that judge. If it happens, try to get past the unfairness of it all and do whatever is necessary to return to a normal life as soon as possible. I hope the SCRAM scam helps you to receive a positive outcome, but it is out of your control. Best of luck to you.
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