For first time offenders, it can be a stressful proposition to have to serve prison time, especially for the innocent who didn’t do the crime, but have to serve the time. Whether the newly convicted criminal is genuinely guilty, or the innocently imprisoned who doesn’t understand how the system didn’t work fairly, they received a sentence and have to spend a certain amount in time in prison, and have no clue what to expect.
Ajua Bail Bonds would like to offer some advice on how to adapt to life incarcerated.
1. If you are a non-violent criminal, have your lawyer request ‘open custody‘. This is also called ‘minimum security‘. In minimum security, you don’t have to constantly worry about petty assaults on you for snoring or other inmates threatening or bullying you out of your daily privileges. You are not locked in your cell for 14 to 16 hours a day. In most cases, you have the keys to your own cell, allowing more privacy for bathroom visits. The advantages of minimum security are optimal. Be persistent your request to be placed there. Ignore claims of a 30-day evaluation period or a waiting list and keep making requests. Have your lawyer do their job and get you to the prison better suited for the more complacent.
2. Keep your eyes down and stay humble. For seasoned prisoners who have a long stay, it is desirable to be the top dog to stay ahead. Locking eyes with the wrong person could earn you an unintentional enemy who will delight in making problems for you. To avoid trouble, obey by their rules, don’t make waves and stay out their sight.
3. Most inmates don’t take a liking to being asked “what are you in for?”, implying guilt. If you are truly curious, it is best to ask “what are you accused of?” instead.
4. Past inmates advise that if you should find yourself in a fight, drop them quickly. Appearing dominate in fights will give other inmates pause for wanting any trouble with you.
5. There is also advice from past inmates that encourage humane courtesy. Treat others with respect, and you can earn it yourself.
6. Spend your time wisely. Books, education and working out are a great way to pass the time.
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These tips are a compilation of past inmates who offer their advice. Prison time is never easy time, but there are a few things you can do to make it as easy as possible. The best advice is similar in the way that the answer to unwanted STDs or pregnancies is abstinence. Stay out of trouble, don’t hang out with bad influences, obey the laws and hopefully avoid incarceration. If you are arrested and need immediate bail, contact Ajua Bail Bonds to get you out of jail fast!