Gone are the days of care packages, clothes packages, Christmas packages from home and even some publications due to them featuring nudity or other adult or violent content. While many items are prohibited in American jails and prisons, some are still allowed. And it is these items that can make a stay in the slammer that much more bearable and less toxic. This article presents the five top items that you can send your loved one in prison which will immediately improve their quality of life.
Personal Correspondence One of the great pains of prison is that of being cut off from friends and family alike. The uniformity and impersonality of prison life seems to strip inmates of their very sense of self. In order to combat this, prisoners' families and friends can send letters, notes, cards and photos to help their incarcerated loved ones keep in touch with not only the world outside of prison, but who they are, too.
This connection to loved ones in the world outside of prison can be the difference between the prisoner remaining grounded and attached to the outside world or lost to the convict culture. While not nearly as personally meaningful as a letter or note from a loved one or a friend, most American prisoners are in desperate need of basic food and hygienic items. While the prison does provide three meals a day, a bar of soap, clothes and a bunk to sleep in, these really are the necessities to sustain life.
For example, in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, inmates aren't even provided with shampoo, shorts or tennis shoes.
While shampoo isn't needed to survive bar soap cleans hair, tooit is a huge quality of life improvement, this is the same for shorts on a hot day or tennis shoes when trying to work out. Try going a full month on two disposable razors and a hotel-sized bar of soap, and the point becomes clear: even a few dollars a month represents a great leap in a prisoner's standard of living.
Most prisoners make very little money from their prison work details. Prior to this, I was a compound orderly, where I would show up to work five days a week and pick up trash. Books Next on the list are books. Serious crimes that occur in prison, such as murder or assault, can result in charges being pressed and a full trial. Not everyone in a prison is a psychopathic murderer, but in maximum security prisons, a larger percentage of the inmates are violent offenders -- people who are willing to use violence to get what they want.
Prisoners often maintain a "might makes right" philosophy. Inmates who show cowardice or fail to stand up to threats are quickly marked as pushovers and forced to run errands and provide contraband for other prisoners. They may also be beaten or LP). When a beating or even a murder happens in prison, there are rarely any witnesses. Cons have a strict rule against "snitching," so even a murder in a crowded prison yard can go unsolved.
This rule isn't upheld by any sense of honor -- snitches are repaid by swift, violent retribution. Other inmates often learn quickly to keep their mouths shut, no matter what they saw.
Prisoners outnumber guards in prisons. If the prisoners rise up violently, they may gain control of sections of the prison or even the whole prisontake guards hostage and capture weapons. Sponsored Links. During my career with the State, I found slips that would have made a Vegas sportsbook jealous. If it can be bet on, you may reasonably presume someone has action on it Gambling goes on.
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Only if you know how pervasive the individual's involvement is can you really make a decision to cut back on deposits to a commissary account I don't know where your loved one is, Prisoner Of Gambling - Somethin Else - Get Ready For Somethin Else (Vinyl, and honestly, I don't know too much about the charge that he would LP), but dome places would put him in for an extra two years.
I wouldn't give him money! The biggest problem aside from getting a conduct ticket is losing more money than someone can afford to pay, since the collectors often use force to impress the loser that he needs to find someone on the outside to cover the debt.
Another thing I observed was sophisticated cheating, where there was absolutely no way to win. From what I know, the biggest issue is when inmates gamble and end up owing money.
Generally that doesn't end up well. That and the expense the loved one has to incur because the inmate is gambling all the commissary money away.
It can get expensive. Thanks for the insights. In a county jail, if gambling's going on are inmates "allowed" to get into debt by other inmates since jails have such a rapidly changing population or do they only gamble with commissary items they can front up with?
I doubt that gambling is "allowed" anywhere, but it is definitely tolerated. The stakes depend on the game, and anything is possible. I saw a guy get scammed out of thousands of dollars, and he decided it was in his best interest to have the money sent where the winners told him.
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