5 Ways to Prepare for Going to Federal Prison
Dan Wise had no idea what to expect when preparing for his federal prison sentence. He could not
be practical with preparation because his mind was fixated with terrifying imagery from fictitious
novels and Hollywood films. After surrendering he realized he wasted too much time being
concerned with what his life was going to be like while incarcerated, and did not spend enough
time being practical with preparation. Dan wishes he had known the following five important
elements to help him prepare for a federal prison sentence. He is happy to share this advice
with you, and encourages you to reach out with any questions you may have.
Research Federal Prison
Watching films on prison life will not help you. Reading stories from people who have been there
will help educate you about actual life in a federal prison. Talking with an expert, like RDAPDAN
would also be an important first step to prepare yourself. Seeking counsel from an expert who
has documented their journey through federal prison is one of the best ways to mentally prepare
Get your Personal Finances in Order
Dan recommends that you appoint a financial manager to keep your finances in order while
away. This could be a spouse, a close friend, an accountant, or an attorney. This is also the
person who will ensure you have money for commissary.
Take Care of All Medical and Dental Problems Prior To Going to Federal Prison
If needed, substandard medical, dental and vision care are available in federal prison. Know
that you will have to wait for the services and cannot rely on them for long-term health. Best to
take care of your body before being incarcerated.
Start Exercising Before Going to Federal prison
There will be time to exercise in Federal Prison, and because of this many white-collar prisoners
get hurt immediately after they surrender. When a person goes from no exercise to exercising
all day, every day, it puts a strain on the body. Work your way into exercise. Start before you
begin serving your federal prison sentence.
Set Goals for your Time in Federal Prison
It is critical to have a purpose and a goal to aim for while serving time in a federal prison.
Learning a new trade or profession, growing mentally, spiritually, and/or physically stronger.
These are all great goals while incarcerated. Keeping yourself busy with growing as a human
will give you purpose, and something to look forward to once released.
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