Refreshing to hear you recognize you did wrong...
some rules ive seen and heard.
-have a ton of commisary money, but use it slowly and after a couple weeks only
as to not be a new mark for extortion. dont buy a buncha stuff at once.
-policies vary, if you can get cartons of smokes and dip sent from outside you will have major power.
exercise that power later on or you will be a target
-dont pay for protection, it will be leveraged for more payments
- don't be the first to anywhere...especially the food line, then the eating tables..sit at the last avail space, if none, use the floor. dont get
the seatbacks thing, but its serious.
-if you can draw, bring em with you, alot of tatt guys love it and it is highly valued.
-buy earplugs from commisary or use toilet paper for sleeping.
- have a set schedule for communication with the outside. like once every couple weeks, a letter, or you will drive yourself insane, dont fixate on
the outside daily.
personal safety stuff...
-loudmouths are a tell and a sign of weakness to a fighter, a guy who walks around quietly looking through everyone like they are not a threat makes
them think the guy is either fearless or nuts, neither are weak targets.
- rape on prison is more of a hollywood thing, most are consensual for smokes or drugs. addiction to either is a very bad thing in prison, unless
you have major funding.
- never carry or accept weapons
-most people are there because they dont think through their actions, identify this and stay out of their paths and yeild.
-scratch your nutz, yawn act bored, comfortable and unintimidated.
-don't talk about family, dont have family pictures.
-don't talk about money.
-don't talk about your crime.
-don't lie about crimes for "cred".
-many guys are looking for sentence reduction by any means possible, so the walls have ears.
-socialize w some, like your celly and trust nobody.
-sit back and observe the process from behind until you fit in.
all the scaryness about it, it is just a major culture shock, the two hardest things about it: noise & boredom.
You will get into a routine of wake, eat, walk, read, draw etc...over and over and over, marking a day at a time.
the cycle will drive you wacko if you let it. staying sane requires exercise of your mind and body. pent up energy is no good. work your mind, build
your body. Sleeping alot passes time like its magic.
Spend the time and think about what you have done to your victims and how it has effected their lives as well as yours, what you can do to help them(
if it doesnt cause them more pain) and yourself, and think deeply about how you can get what you want in life properly. Dream up a business plan for
life. most people are too busy with life to have a forced sit down with themselves that could change their lives in everyway. you have a unique
opportunity and advantage in this sense. dont waste it on morons, make yourself successful from it.
Sorry if i po people on here, i have made some bad decisions myself and payed the price, luckily not hurting others, but breaking known laws at the
time. Some may say you deserve torment. Ignore them.
Suicide will be considered by any sane person prior to this situation, they think they are going to a living rape hell and it will be a better option.
If you are on here asking for advise, im guessing your scared, and its crossed your mind. Im here to tell you it is NOT what you should think,
everyone there is in the same boat as you and you will actually do alot of laughing, card playing reading and workout.you can pick between self
improvement or crime school. You WILL get out, and the crowding issue is your best friend and even mandatory sentences get shortened. the experience
will make you stronger, I promise.
Good luck in there, learn from it, then come back and visit us when your all paid up, you will do fine.
Never give up, never give in, and fight the power.