Serving the Southern District of Indiana

Incarceration Resources


Preparing for Prison

The Federal Prison Book covers how to prepare you and your family for incarceration.   It helps you discuss a possible federal prison sentence with family and friends and takes you through the process to help you analyze your financial situation and much more.  Click the link above to view this guide online (

Prison Legal News

Prison Legal News (PLN) is a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center.  It is a monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison/jail related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights.  Click the link above to be directed to the Prison Legal News website for more details.

The Bureau of Prisons Website

The Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.  Click the link above to visit the BOP website for a wealth of valuable resources.