As movies and popular shows make prison seem like a common and somewhat interesting occurrence, it can be easy to think that the whole process goes smoothly from start to finish. If you or a loved one is actually facing federal prison time though, you suddenly realize that what is seen on television leaves out the harsh reality of what is happening. While shows like Orange is the New Black got some aspects right, they do little to prepare anyone for becoming an actual BOP inmate.
For those who may have little or no experience with the federal system, even the idea of preparing for time behind bars as a BOP inmate can be overwhelming and frightening. If this is your first trip behind bars then you may be worried about everything from getting snacks and supplies to what will happen to your family while you are gone. These are valid concerns and there are some answers available if you know where to look.
Whether you have less than a year or ten years, the following tips will help you be a bit more prepared for your sentence.
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