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Prepare to Go to Prison

It is never easy facing the prospect of incarceration.  The factors of how well you will cope have several determining factors: The length of your sentence, the type of prison your are committed to, (an...

Prison Terminology & Slang

The language used in the prison setting is unto its own. The Cons speak in a vernacular that most people "on the outside" have no idea it exists. There are some terms that are standard and pertain to real pr...

Rumor Control - Myths & Truths

As you prepare to go to prison, there are some stark realities that you must face.  We've all seen the movies and heard the stories.  In fact, there are hundreds of stories within this site for...

Commissary, the Prison Store that Sells Everyday Items to Inmates

A commissary at a prison or jail is simply a store where inmates may shop for items that are not available through the normal allocation of supplies and meals. The commissary is a privilege bestowed on inmat...

How do inmates stay busy, here is a list of things to do

The jail and prison system is set up to warehouse people whom have broken societal laws and are sanctioned to be segregated from the public until their sentence away has been served.  During this period...

Inmates Do Jobs and Services for Pay Inside Prison

Inmates sell normal, everyday services to the other inmates, services known around the prison compound as their "hustle".It is amazing just how resourceful and market-savvy people can be, no matter where t...

Inmates Scam other Inmates, Beware of their Cons

You are going into a facility with a bunch of felons, people that broke the law so egregiously that they were sent to prison.  You are now entering an infamous fraternity (or sorority) that no one reall...

How to Reduce Your Sentence Before Going In

The title of this section is as enticing a lead-in as any that we could post.  Everyone that is sentenced to a term of prison wants to know how to shorten it and the mere hope and promise of some sort o...

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