wrote on Friday, April 25, 2014
There are a few good resources on line to prepare you for what you are going to be facing. Don t let fear control you, keep your head about you and keep your dignity intact. The first sixty days are very difficult since you will be locked up the majority of the time. Organize a TV to be sent to you before you go so that you don t have to wait too long on getting one. Check with them first as their are so many rules even regarding a simple thing like a TV. Don t create any problems for yourself or anyone else, don t involve yourself with drugs, you can ask to be on a drug free unit which simply put means that you get tested regularly. It helps you avoid some unnecessary tensions with drug users and may help you get out quicker. If you have good family support sign and get them to sign a DOC = Declaration Of Consent.
a) It lets the system know that there are people monitoring you and them.
b) It will give someone you trust on the outside the ability to act on your behalf if need be and also gives them access to things you might not be able to because of being incarcerated.