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You may be up at 2 AM, facing the prospect of incarceration, searching for answers to (what should be) simple questions. Maybe your loved one is struggling to navigate the American prison system. This website was built and is maintained by formerly incarcerated individuals to serve as a resource for white collar justice-impacted people, their families, and friends to answer the questions that kept us and our loved ones up at night.
Unlike other sites that share information on these topics, this site is published simply as an informational resource: we are not prison consultants and our posts are offered with no profit motive. We publish this site simply to help those on this journey, whether you’re looking for information on pre-sentencing, life at a minimum-security prison, re-entry, or anything else related to paying the price for your actions and returning to a productive and pro-social life.
We hope that by sharing our stories and insights, we can help you handle with the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
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- Should I Hire a Prison Consultant?It goes without saying that your life changes the moment a state or federal agency charges you with a crime and no matter who you are, you’re going to need help beyond that which a criminal defense lawyer can provide. The question is where this help will come from. Is it your friends and family, … Read more
- Repair Your Personal Search Results PageThose of us who have been involved in the criminal justice system understand there are consequences that extend far beyond the courtroom, and perhaps none is as damaging as the impact legal issues can have on your personal online search results page. In 2023, the importance of your personal online search results page cannot be … Read more
- What is the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)?The Residential Drug Abuse Program, commonly referred to by the acronym RDAP, is an intensive substance abuse treatment program offered by the federal Bureau of Prisons. Active program participants live in a modified therapeutic community separate from the general population where they participate in half-day substance abuse programming totaling 500 hours in exchange for (up … Read more
- How to Calculate How Much Time You Will Actually Serve in Federal PrisonOne of the strange complexities of preparing for federal prison is it’s not always clear how much time you’ll serve in prison, even after sentencing. This is largely due to the existence of programs where an incarcerated individual can earn time credits to reduce their period of incarceration. It is these programs, outlined below, that … Read more
- What to Know About Federal Prison Camp VisitationServing time in a federal prison camp is a daunting challenge for both the justice-impacted individual and their families. The unknowns, the fear of the environment, and the separation from loved ones can be overwhelming. If you or someone you know is facing the prospect of time in a white-collar, minimum-security prison, visitation is one … Read more
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- What to Include (and Avoid) in Character Reference LettersIf you’re facing a federal prison sentence, one of the more impactful ways to help yourself … Read more
- RDAP Study GuideThe Bureau of Prisons’ Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is a comprehensive treatment initiative for inmates … Read more
- Ex-Felons Who Found Success After PrisonLife after incarceration can often seem like a daunting path filled with uncertainties. However, as many … Read more
- How Much Time Will Trevor Milton Serve in Prison?Trevor Milton is a former businessman, best known for founding and serving as the executive chairman … Read more
- Disciplinary Infractions in the Federal Prison SystemA disciplinary infraction, known in prison as “a shot,” is a violation of the prison’s rules … Read more
- How to Find the Contact for an Incarcerated IndividualMaintaining contact with those who are serving time in federal institutions is both a means of … Read more
- How to Receive Early Termination from Federal ProbationUnderstanding the criteria and process for securing an early termination of federal probation is very important, … Read more
- What is Compassionate Release and How Do I Get It?Compassionate release can be a beacon of hope for the incarcerated and their families. Compassionate release … Read more
- Tips for Allocution You Give at SentencingWhen facing a courtroom, the moment to speak directly to the judge during sentencing is known … Read more
- Getting a Job After PrisonNavigating the job market post-incarceration presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for individuals looking … Read more
- What is Home Confinement?Home confinement, also known as house arrest, is a type of legal sentence that requires an … Read more
- Approved Communication Methods in Federal Prison CampUnderstanding the methods of communication available in a federal prison camp is vital for both inmates … Read more
- Are There Cell Phones in Federal Prison Camp?The question of whether cell phones are permitted within the confines of federal prison camps is … Read more
- Handling Negative Reactions When People Learn You’re a White Collar CriminalThe revelation of being a white-collar criminal can trigger an array of negative reactions from one’s … Read more
- Can You Get Alcohol in Federal Prison Camp?Despite strict regulations and the ostensibly pervasive oversight in federal prison camps, contraband substances, including alcohol, … Read more
- Can You Smoke Weed While on Federal Probation?Federal probation is a period of supervised overwatch by the U.S. legal system in which offenders … Read more
- Who Should Write Your Pre-Sentencing Character Reference Letters?Well-crafted character reference letters can be a turning point for a defendant awaiting sentencing. These letters … Read more
- How to Send Money to People in Federal PrisonSending money to loved ones in federal prison can significantly affect their quality of life, allowing … Read more
- What to Bring When You Report to Federal Prison CampThe transition into a federal prison environment requires thorough preparation and a clear understanding of the … Read more
- Writing a Book While IncarceratedWriting a book while incarcerated presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Overcoming the limitations … Read more
- Parenting After Prison: Rebuilding Bonds and Navigating ChallengesReentering family life after incarceration is a profound transformation that presents significant challenges and opportunities for … Read more