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Prison

How To Self-Surrender to a Federal Prison Camp

Are you wondering how to self-surrender to a federal prison camp? I understand difficult it is to turn yourself in…

Can Prison Reform Start With Incarceration?

What will it take for true prison reform to occur?  It seems as if people from all walks of life…

Locked Up & In-Love: Meaningful Prison Romance

Prison romance can be hard. They’re even more difficult when you consider all the restrictions of a prison inmate. All…

Prison Healthcare Isn’t Healthy

There is a stigma that implies prison healthcare is the best around. Everyone is stuck on the fact that it's…

Family Photos Can Uplift Your Imprisoned Loved One

Family photos and pictures, in general, can be used to uplift and encourage someone as well as and relive or…

The Responsibility of Keeping In Touch

Keeping in touch with family can be hard when you’re in prison. One of the hardest things about going to…

Some Firefighters in California are Prison Inmates

Jobs in prison are one of the lowliest occupations you can have. In my experience, they are also jobs that…

The Inhumane Punishment of American Prisoners

The punishment for many non-violent criminals is to enter into low-security prison camps for their crimes. Even though there is…

Punishing American Prisoners: No Dignity Allowed

As I neared the end of my stay at the Herlong Prison Camp, I realized that I didn’t like participating…

Describing Herlong Prison Camp

Are you on your way to federal prison camp? This video will help. I explain detail what you will find when…

Prison Pen Pal: Rules of Engagement

Do you know someone who has ever thought about becoming prison pen pals with an inmate? Depression and loneliness are…

Food Contamination & Depression

Would you ever think, food contamination and depression could be linked? I definitely didn't think they were until I read…

4 Easy Entrepreneur Ex-Con Business Ideas

The number one issue for newly released inmates is surviving financially. It’s extremely difficult to find a job and/or housing…

The Importance of Having a Routine In Federal Prison Camp

 4 Reasons Routines Help You in Prison Routines can seem mundane and tedious to the person that has to…

Snitches, An excerpt from Subprime Felon

There’s a saying in the street and I’m sure you’ve heard somebody say to you. It’s simply, “Snitches get stitches”.…

Saying Good-bye to my Stepdad

Good-byes aren’t hard when you know you’ll see that person soon. When you are unsure of the time frame or…

What Is a Halfway House?

Most people know what prisons are and the details of how they may be operated, but most don't know what…

The End Of Solitary Confinement in California?

This week I read on SF Bay Review that California State and local prison have been forced to limit their…

He Pleads Guilty To Taking The Life Of His Cellmate. When He Said Why, Chills Ran Down My Spine

I frequently read, watch and listen to things that pertain to inmates, former felons and jails. I recently watched a…

Inmates Try To Make Quick Money To Overcome Financial Challenges

The majority of inmates in a prison camp are non-violent offenders that just needed money and sought it out illegally.…

My Work Ethic Made Someone Quit While I Was At Herlong Prison Camp

You can tell a person’s characteristics by the way they work. It doesn’t matter if they are in prison or…

Why I Don’t Want To Be A Victim Of The Prison System

  Prison stories are often filled with memories of inmates being victimized by the staff, the overall system or even…

Fasting in Prison Camp

They say fasting has benefits for the mind, spirit, and body. Many people have to fast for medical procedures and…

What I Changes I Would Like To Make At Herlong Prison Camp and The Oakland Halfway House

I've been thinking about what would make prison camp more productive for the inmates. I thought carefully about all of…

Ceiling. From my Herlong Prison Camp Journal

Prison isn’t a place of positive enlightenment. It’s full of strict rules and regulations, required forms and paperwork, and negative…

UNICOR Was Down At Herlong Camp

Inmates are required to get jobs while in prison. They are paid various and competitive wages just as if they…

The Pay Scale at Federal Prison Camp–Herlong

One of the most important details when looking for a job is the amount of money being offered for the…

My Dentist Experience At Herlong Prison Camp

Part of the prison care system allows inmates to receive healthcare. In order to be able to see a doctor,…

How To Qualify For Federal Camp Or Camp Status

Sentencing Guidelines to Qualify for Federal Camp Status If you're here, you're wondering how to qualify for federal prison camp…

Heterosexual Males Having Sex In Federal Prison Camp

Rumor Has It Sexual desire is normally very strong in males to begin with and everyone knows the urge for…

You Were ALWAYS A Strong Person Even Before Prison Camp

While I was in camp, I learned that if you became a strong person because of being in prison camp,…

How I Used Herlong Prison Camp For Self-Development

I found this journal entry in my prison camp journal at home. I wrote it because I was working on…

What Are The Showers Like At Herlong Prison Camp?

One of the most famous saying for anyone going to prison is, ‘Don’t drop the soap’. Most people think that…

Beware Of Snitches At Herlong Prison Camp

“Snitches get stitches” is a powerful statement that implies that tattle tales or snitches deserve the consequence of being beat…

How To Make Friends In Prison

Everyone needs a friend sometimes, even when you’re behind bars. It can be lonely in prison whether you’re in a…

First Day At The Power House Prison Job–Federal Prison Camp Journal

Realizing My Potential and Passion Finding your passion is sometimes hard to do. Most people don’t wake up knowing exactly…

A&O Meeting at Federal Prison Camp–Herlong

Every job you attend and are hired for should give you some type of orientation. As soon as you start…

Laundry At Herlong Prison Camp

Laundry can seem like a chore if you’re not in the comfort of your own home. It can be a…

My First Team Meeting–Federal Prison Camp Herlong Journal

Prison is supposed to be a place of rehabilitation. If that’s the case, then it should be a place of…

My Doctor Visits at Federal Prison Camp–Herlong, Journal 07

Have you ever heard that prisons are supposedly the best place for anyone that needs medical care? I don’t know…

Leisure Library–Federal Prison Camp Herlong Journal Entry

If you’re on your way to prison and want to know how to stay out of of trouble or away…

How Important Is Count Time?

Sometimes, I think some of the correctional officers (COs) are lightweight sadists because they use their power to please or…

Homesickness in Prison Camp

Anytime you go away on a long trip, you may feel homesick. This is true for prison inmates as well.…

Yoga Tips for Writers

If you're like me, you sit all day in front of your computer writing, typing, and researching for more ideas.…

The False Hopes About SSI Payments To Inmates

I understand and respect it when people say prison camp was comfortable and not a real prison. The longer I…

Unit Rules at Federal Prison Camp, Herlong

Prison is full of rules and regulations, something everyone already knows. However, you would think that strict adherence to these…

Procedural Changes

Lock downs within the prison system are a serious issue for both inmates and staff. They are the result of…

Leather Craft Changes at Federal Prison Camp, Herlong

Prison systems love to keep inmates busy. They provide the inmates with a variety of activities, movies, books and crafting…

Community Based Program Agreement

It’s a great feeling to be released from prison, even if you are going into a halfway house program. The…

Recreation Procedures Post Lock Down 10 pm Count

From time to time, the executive staff of the prison will send out memos regarding current incidences. Many things can…

Recreation Procedures at Herlong Federal Prison Camp

Prison inmates are kept to strict standards when it comes to dress codes and recreation. However, from time to time,…

Dress Code/Personal Property/Work Details at Herlong Prison Camp

Inmate Dress Code Policy Dress codes are important for many places. They help keep a cohesive appearance and allow for…

Destroying or Altering Prison Property

Destroying property is never a good idea. At Herlong Prison Camp, just altering the appearance of certain items will get…

The Release of Remaining Prison Funds

When most inmates leave prison, their number need is finances. If friends and family have been putting money into an…

Photo Procedures at Herlong Prison Camp

Structure is needed to facilitate order and prisons are full of structure. In this memo from the supervisor of recreation,…

A&O (Admissions & Orientation ) Checklist

When starting a new job many employers give their employees a manual to read over and familiarize themselves with all…

Herlong Prison Camp Institution Supplement Booklet

When starting a new job many employers give their employees a manual to read over and familiarize themselves with all…

“Cop-out” AKA Inmate Request to Staff

Filing A Request In Prison Filing an Inmate Request to Staff form while in prison can seem like a daunting…

Visitor Information Form and Additional Visiting Information

Inmate Rules For Visitations SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 In a previous post I talked about the rewards of having family visit.…

Federal Prison Camp Detail Workers

There's a saying: "The early bird gets the worm." Well, not in this case. I've always been taught that to…

The Expectations of Herlong Prison and Herlong Prison Camp

My thought process when entering prison camp was to make sure that this experience was a positive one. Although I…

Institution Progress Update at Herlong Prison Camp

In order to keep the prison "safe" for all inmates and staff, when things seem to be out of control,…

Health Services Department Operations at Herlong Prison Camp

Medical offices have a tight ship to run and that's even truer when their office is located within a prison.…

Softball Backstops at Herlong Prison Camp and Stand Up Count Concerns

Herlong Prison has two institutions. The first is an actual prison (Federal Correctional Institution - FCI) and the other is…

Memo to Inmates About Homemade Intoxicants

It's memos like these that keep prison television shows raw. Inmates making "hooch" or other alcoholic drinks are regularly seen…

Transition to Continental Breakfast Due To Increase of Food Cost

Periodically, inmates receive memos from the Warden or other prison and prison camp staff about updates in policy or other…

My Furlough Application: Approved for Community Service Furlough

Community service allows an inmate to leave the prison or prison camp in order to serve the community in various…

Herlong Prison Camp Transfer Plan Sheet

All inmates are waiting for the day that they can leave the prison or prison camp. Some of them, like…

National Food Service Menu Inmate Preference Survey

Every year, inmates are given a survey about the food the prison serves. It asks each inmate which food they…

Federal Register Vol 71, No 92: Smoking/No Smoking Areas

This document is from the TRULINCS. Inmates can find this and more under "Bulletin" Every month, a new Federal Register…

Herlong Federal Prison Camp Admissions and Orientation Inmate Handbook

Below is the entire handbook the administration gives Federal Prison Camp Inmates when they first arrive at Herlong Satellite Prison Camp. https://www.pyersedandridge.com/ao.pdf

Flag Protocol At Herlong Prison

Have you ever seen the flag flown in the middle of the flagpole? If you've ever wondered why, the memo…

Federal Prison Camp Inmate Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is one of the most important aspects of prison control. Males have a higher rate of suicide, not…

Inmate Rights and Responsibilities And Disciplinary Scale

What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities As An Inmate? Most know that there a lot of liberties and privileges taken…

No Collect Calls at Herlong Federal Prison Camp: Prepaid Accounts

Staying in touch with family and/or friends is sometimes essential to an inmates psychological and emotional stability. Being able to…

Inmate Direct and Prepaid Calling Rates

Staying in touch with loved ones can be challenging when you're away at prison camp or prison. There are no…

Inmate Minute Revalidation Cycle At Herlong Prison Camp

If you pay your cell phone bill each month then I'm sure you'll understand how the Inmate Minute Revalidation Cycle…

Oakland Halfway House Resident Handbook–Complete

Oakland Halfway House is a transitional living institution for former inmates located in Oakland, California. This post is a brief…

Herlong Prison Camp’s Job Fair

Prisons are supposed to be about reforming individuals to become better citizens in society. That’s supposedly why they offer GED…

How To Survive Federal Prison Camp

17 Ways To Survive Prison Camp Let’s be honest, prison camp or any kind of prison is stressful. You’re already…

Federal Prison Camp Herlong Entry 03

The funny thing about being here in prison is that the correctional officers (COs) think they are better than everyone…

Federal Prison Camp’s Weekly Meal Menus at Herlong FPC

According to TV, prison food always looks like slop from a pig trough that's ladled into a bowl or plate.…

Sending Money to An Inmate

How to Send Money to a Federal Inmate via Western Union or MoneyGram EFFECTIVE MARCH 22, 2004 Being locked away…

Visiting A Loved One in Prison

Is Your Loved One in Prison? Visiting a love one in prison (camp or otherwise) can be a very rewarding…

Federal Prison Camp Herlong Entry 02: The Truth about the Prison Healthcare System

I remember I was in the Sports room watching the Heat during the Eastern Conference finals. All of the inmates…

How to Email Inmates in Federal Prison

When you have a loved one in prison, one of the most important things to remember is communication. Despite their…

TRULINCS: How It works for Herlong Prison Camp

According the the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), TRULINCS (also known as Corrlinks) is described as follows: "The Trust Fund Limited…

Federal Prison Camp–Herlong, Entry 01

Introduction I don’t consider myself to be a professional on the subject of anything prison related. I feel that I…

Can a convicted felon vote in California?

        It is well known that anyone with a felony conviction cannot vote in elections. It’s been…

Herlong Prison Camp Commissary List Page 2

Prison Shopping List 2 What if you could write a list and have your family or friends go shopping for…

Herlong Prison Camp Commissary List Page 1

Prison Shopping Lists What if you could write a list and have your family or friends go shopping for you?…