NO smoking in just about every facility in the United States. Three days!?!?! Three days is a long time, we hope you survive. You might not get to go to commissary for a three day stay but you might put $50 on your books for phone calls.
why do family members falsely accuse others of crimes that cause that innocent person be incarcerated
Why? Simple, they are scum bags that are just dragging others in to thier mess to reduce the sentence they are deserving. They are rats!! Other inmates do find out about snitches and take care of business for sure.
Four months?? That is nothing. You are scared because of the unknown, but this is going to be like "four months of adult camp", not prison. Most if not all inmates are not looking for trouble, they just want to go home too. Do not tell anyone you are only there for four months, short-timers can be targets because some inmate might be jealous you're leaving so soon. Make sure you have some money for commissary, it makes life bearable....Read more
USP stands for United States Penitentiary. By definition, it is for maximum security inmates which means that all movement is controlled by the guards for set periods of time. There are one or two man cells. There are not near as many personal freedoms as you would find in the lower custody facilities. But, even in these strict, hard conditions the inmates seem to figure out the hierarchy of things and it truns into a little village where everyone just...Read more
Not really. Most of the jailhouse violence you hear about is remote and isolated. It is not the norm. There are things of course that will change that quickly. If your son keeps to himself and internalizes his thoughts and actions he'll get out without as much as an argument.
No. Inmates do not know the other inmates charges unless they speak about them. Our strong advice is to keep your crime to your self as well as your out-date. Inmates that are trouble-makers will have their people on the outside research what they can find on certain inmates. They will use the information if the crime is something they do not "approve of".
the beds are thin and do not have much padding. there is nothing luxurious about the bedding. you might not get a pillow either. what i used to do was to collect several rolls of toilet paper and put them inside a towel to use as a pillow. there is heat is all facilities but many state prisons do NOT have air conditioning - especially bad in Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Arizona during the summer
it depends what type of person you are and how much time you are facing. is it months or is it years? where is it going to be served? resubmit your question with some more details about your situation.
You miss the freedom to do most any everyday chore. Starting with the morning wake-up, they turn the lights on at 6am. There is a set time to each, set time to shower, set time to have recreation... it's like you are a kindergarten child being led through the day completely supervised. You miss having sex, being able to talk to your loved ones whenever you want, you miss their life as you only hear about it. Also, taking a shower...Read more
of course, the loneliness is overwhelming sometimes. actually incarceration feels like you died but you are watching your life continue without you in it - seeing those on the outside go on with their lives and you are stuck in an ever-repeating day like the movie "Groundhog Day". Nothing really changes inside except the calander one day at a time.