Complete Table of Contents


  • FOREWORD 11
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR   13
  • WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK AND WHO SHOULD READ IT   14
  • WHO THIS BOOK CAN HELP  18
  • INTRODUCTION   20
  • QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE BUREAU OF PRISONS  22
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PSR   25
  • CHAPTER 1:PREPARING FOR PRISON   29
  • CHAPTER 2: SECURITY DESIGNATION   33
    • Mental Preparation  29
    • Physical Preparation  30
    • Legal and Financial Preparation 31
  • CHAPTER 3: REMANDED CUSTODY VS SELF-SURRENDER 43
    • Remanded Custody  43
    • Self-Surrender 44
    • Self-Surrender Preparation  46
  • CHAPTER 4:PRISON – DAY ONE   51
    • The Intake Process 52
    • Welcome to the Hole  56
  • CHAPTER 5: WELCOME TO GENERAL POPULATION. 62
    • The Five Things to Do Immediately Upon Arrival 65
    • Your Celly and Your Neighborhood  71
    • Controlled vs. Uncontrolled Moves  73
  • CHAPTER 6: YOUR FIRST FEW WEEKS  ON THE INSIDE  75
    • The Thirteen Golden Rules of Inmate Etiquette 75
    • Creating the Right Impression  83
    • Admission and Orientation  88
    • Accepting Gifts  89
    • TV Room   90
    • Call-Outs 92
    • Cop-Outs  92
    • “Shots”  95
    • Toilets/Showers  97
    • Haircuts  98
    • Doing Laundry  98
    • Mail 99
    • Legal Mail 100
    • Telephone  101
    • Call Costs  103
    • Ways to Save on Your Calls  103
    • Email 105
    • Privacy 107
    • The Guards (COs) 108
    • Searches/Shakedowns  113
    • Contraband/Black Market 114
    • Count Time  117
    • Census  118
    • Lockdown Census  118
    • Unit Team   118
    • Getting Used to Being a Nobody  119
  • CHAPTER 7:EATING IN PRISON   121
    • Mainline  121
    • Special Meals and the Alternative Diet Program 124
    • Cooking 127
  • CHAPTER 8: WORK ASSIGNMENT   129
    • Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP) 135
  • CHAPTER 9: VISITS  139
  • CHAPTER 10: PRACTICING RELIGION   147
    • BOP Visiting Rules and Regulations  143
    • Legal Visits  145
    • Termination of Visits  146
  • CHAPTER 11: MEDICAL CARE   151
    • Sick Call 153
    • Emergency Care  154
    • Pill Line  156
    • Physical Examinations  157
    • Eye Examinations  157
    • Dental Care  157
    • Psychological and Mental Health Care  158
    • Pre-existing Conditions  160
    • Self Treatment 161
  • CHAPTER 12: STAYING HEALTHY PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY  162
    • Exercise  162
    • Personal Hygiene  163
    • Maintaining Your Sanity  164
  • CHAPTER 13: VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT   166
    • Violence  166
    • Sexual Assault 168
  • CHAPTER 14: EDUCATION   172
    • General Equivalency Diploma(GED)  172
    • English as a Second Language(ESL)  173
    • College Courses  173
    • Vocational Training 173
    • General Education 174
    • Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP) 175
    • Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) 177
  • CHAPTER 15: FURLOUGHS 185
  • CHAPTER 16:RELEASE   190
    • Release Procedures 190
    • Financial Considerations 191
    • The End (Almost) 191
    • Furlough Transfer 194
    • Halfway Houses 198
    • Home Confinement/Detention 200
    • Supervised Release 203
  • CONCLUSION   204
  • APPENDIX 1
    • Federal Inmate Stories 205
  • APPENDIX 2 
    • Special Housing Unit Information Bulletin for Inmates305
  • APPENDIX 3 
    • Admissions & Orientation Handbook311
  • APPENDIX 4 
    • Visiting Regulations 359
  • APPENDIX 5 
    • Commissary Shopping List 395
  • APPENDIX 6
    • Glossary of Prison Terms 400

 

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