The diagnostic prison is to assemble information on the inmate for further classification, designation, treatment and programming. Your inmate may not be prison material but very few are when they go in.
There will be an adaptation period where he will need to keep to himself and observe the routine of others and find one that will best fit his personality and interests.
Prison is like a little town with everything that you would see in a community, just in a closed environment where you have much more strict rules than in our open society.
Violence in the prison is not as bad as it might appear on television, but it can get rough if the inmate in question has trouble respecting others. Inmates that are quiet and keep to themselves rarely find themselves in conflict. If they are not seeking trouble, trouble doesn't just happen upon them. Routines and respect are important - reading is a great way to help your inmate pass the time safely. Send books and magazine subscriptions as it gives them something to look forward to at mail call and allows an escape from the everyday boredom that is the biggest problem in prison.
Accepted Answer Date Created: February 18,2015