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 you can’t get rid of quickly because you can’t just quit. These jobs pay horribly and you can risk everything, including your life. In the state of California, prisoner labor is used for dangerous jobs.   … Read moreSome Firefighters in California are Prison Inmates

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 a lot more freedom there than in a maximum security prison, they still complain. In America, we see these people as whiny brats because, well, it was their actions that caused them to be there … Read moreThe Inhumane Punishment of American Prisoners

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 serious matters for inmates, especially for those that don’t have supportive families. They may have repeated a plethora of criminal activities and their families have shunned them. They may have strict families that despise their … Read morePrison Pen Pal: Rules of Engagement

The Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

As detailed in my book, Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp, prison is very difficult for the individual who’s going to prison. Yet, what’s not often talked about is how an inmate’s loved ones suffer because of it. Prison is meant to punish those that break the law, but it actually ends up punishing those … Read moreThe Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

One-Hour Prison Consulting Service

One-Hour Prison Consulting Service Going through the prosecution process will most likely be the most horrible experience you ever face. They purposely intimidate you into saying things that you shouldn’t. While your lawyer is there to protect you in court, this process doesn’t end after the trial. You will still be pressured into things by … Read moreOne-Hour Prison Consulting Service

People Going To Prison For Drug-Related Crimes Doesn’t Make The Country Safer.

Americans want to believe that sending people to prison for drug-related crimes are the best option for keeping the streets clean. However, sending people to prison for drug-related crimes doesn’t make the country safer. According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, there were less than 5,000 people serving federal prison time for drug-related … Read morePeople Going To Prison For Drug-Related Crimes Doesn’t Make The Country Safer.

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 other inmates. It’s hard to protect yourself from this type of harassment while you are under someone else’s authority. While trying to protect yourself you run the risk of bringing harsher or unnecessary punishment to … Read moreWhy I Don’t Want To Be A Victim Of The Prison System

Fasting in Prison Camp

They say fasting has benefits for the mind, spirit, and body. Many people have to fast for medical procedures and some do it for religious reasons. I did it fit none of those reasons, but I still experienced the benefits of a cleansing fast. My fast was purely accidental. Since I missed the 3:30 pm … Read moreFasting in Prison Camp

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 my experiences when I was in prison at Herlong Prison Camp and when I stay at the Oakland Halfway House.  If these suggestions are possible, it would better prepare inmates for society and make their … Read moreWhat I Changes I Would Like To Make At Herlong Prison Camp and The Oakland Halfway House

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 position. As inmates, one of the privileges lost is job hunting by salary. In fact at Herlong Prison Camp, the amount of money given to a working inmate is just about the same given to … Read moreThe Pay Scale at Federal Prison Camp–Herlong

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, dentist, or any healthcare provider, a form called a cop-out was needed. Once it was filled out and approved, inmates could visit the appropriate office. I needed to have my teeth cleaned so I filled … Read moreMy Dentist Experience At Herlong Prison Camp

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, then you were already a strong person before you got to camp. Prison camp isn’t really about rehabilitation, it’s more about being restricted or like being in detention. When I did wrong at home, my … Read moreYou Were ALWAYS A Strong Person Even Before Prison Camp

Relaxing and How I Hoped To Apply Relaxing When I Got Home From Prison Camp

My goal in prison was to find various methods to help me stay positive. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I kept pushing to find ways to relax as well. As a method of staying busy, I kept a journal. Here is an insert from my personal prison camp journal. I discussed … Read moreRelaxing and How I Hoped To Apply Relaxing When I Got Home From Prison Camp

What Are The Showers Like At Herlong Prison Camp?

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One of the most famous saying for anyone going to prison is, ‘Don’t drop the soap’. Most people think that the showers in jail are large community showers where CO’s and other inmates intimately watch over you. However, I found that to be untrue at Herlong Federal Prison Camp. I admit, I was surprised when … Read moreWhat Are The Showers Like At Herlong Prison Camp?

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 up various people. The outside community never favors a snitch and neither does the prison community. I spent a little time in Herlong Prison Camp and encountered snitches. Here’s a little story about why you … Read moreBeware Of Snitches At Herlong Prison Camp

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 camp or a higher security area. Day to day struggles require someone’s help to overcome negative emotions. If you’re new to prison or haven’t many friends while locked up, here’s how to make friends. Be … Read moreHow To Make Friends In Prison

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 rules and regulations. At Herlong Prison it’s no different when it comes to assigning their inmates to an orientation program. The difference between the programs is that an employer may only require one to two … Read moreHerlong Prison Camp Institution Supplement Booklet