Tips On Surviving Federal Prison

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October 6, 2023 / Comments (2)

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Have you ever wondered how inmates make it through their time in federal prison? While it's highly unlikely you'll end up in such a place, it would be good to know how to survive it. Just in case you're caught in the most unfortunate of circumstances.

How to Survive When Doing Time in Federal Prison

The idea of preparing to survive in federal prison doesn't really apply to most readers, yet being ready for anything is always great. We make it a point to be in control of what comes our way. However, things can sometimes get messy.

One bad decision may lead to another, and the next thing you know, you're living out a nightmare. After all, not everyone in prison deserves to be there. While God forbid you ever need the tips below, here are the things to know for your time behind bars:

1. Avoid talking about your case

It's not surprising that most inmates suffer from some sort of depression while doing time. However, while you're processing your emotions and dealing with your own depression, try not to share too many details about your case.

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Other prisoners can resent those making progress with their cases, especially if you're getting ready to head out.

2. Don't try to buddy up with people

Making friends is a necessity in every community. It's very difficult to go through life behind bars without talking to someone.

Don't try to buddy up with people | Tips On Surviving Federal Prison | map of federal prisons

However, getting too attached to a buddy in prison can get you into trouble. The closer you get to someone, the more chances your best-kept secrets get spilled. Plus, you might even make enemies without you knowing just because your buddy has his share of enemies too.

3. Don't get too involved with prison politics

Prison life is a scary thing, especially if you're not careful about what you're walking into. Avoid listening to conversations you're not a part of.

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In fact, the best thing to do is pretend you didn't hear anything and act like you don't know anything. Additionally, you can make it clear sensitive topics don't interest you. The less you know, the more peaceful your situation will be until your time in prison is up.

Here's a video by Canadian Prepper about tips for surviving federal prison: 

Though these tips may never be useful for you personally, you might still know someone who's serving time for a reason. Keeping these tips in mind can help you understand what they're up against. Furthermore, in case you do end up in this sticky situation, now you'll be better prepared.

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What can you say about these tips for surviving life in federal prison? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 10, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


2 Responses to :
Tips On Surviving Federal Prison

  1. Randy says:

    The minding your own business can also apply to where you are employed. These young guys here run around bragging about how much they earn. I have told them repeatedly not to ever tell anyone how much you get paid but to no avail. No one here knows how much I earn and will never if I have my way. This breeds jealousy if someone is paid more than some one else. The general rule, which this guy stated very well is: The less someone knows about your business, the better. He gives very good advice whether you are incarcerated or not.

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