Top Five Things Not To Do In A Penitentiary
If you’ve been sentenced to prison or given a federal term, you’ll almost certainly spend several years in prison. However, each prison is unique, and knowing what to expect ahead of time will make your time in prison a lot easier.
If you want to know how to prepare for prison and survive in your new environment, simply follow these five tips listed by Dead Eyes No Lies on what not to do in a penitentiary.
Tip #1: Never stare or “rubberneck” someone else’s cell
Do not stare or “rubberneck” someone else’s cell. Even if you are simply curious about them, the other person may misinterpret your intentions. Understand that you will be in the company of others who are experiencing uncertainty, so avoid putting yourself in any situations that could worsen the situation.
Tip #2: Avoid getting into debt
This includes gambling, borrowing, etc. So, be careful about owing anybody anything. Debts (in or out of prison) are future trouble.
Tip #3: Don’t give out information
Never give any kind of information to the guards that involve anybody besides yourself. Don’t ever forget that anything you say can become evidence that can be used against you; keep your mouth shut as much as possible.
Tip #4: Keep your hands to yourself
While in prison, never touch or take anything that doesn’t belong to you. Always keep your hands to yourself to avoid trouble.
Tip #5: Finding your feet
During your first few months, you will stand out as the new guy. Other inmates may give assistance or advise you on what to do. Our suggestion is to avoid becoming a sheep because the prison is full of wolves.
For more tips, reach out to Dead Eyes No Lies. I provide federal prison and jail consultant services offering pre-sentenced, street-sentenced, online image clean-up, one-on-one specialized consulting services, and more! My services are available to clients across Western Canada.