Facing a federal prison sentence is overwhelming. You may have had some prior experience in the state prison system or this may be your first prison experience. The resources in this section are intended to help you prepare yourself for and handle your prison sentence as best you can.
After you’ve taken a look at this section, here are some additional websites or resources you might find interesting.
- The Federal Bureau of Prisons or the “BOP.” Use this website to look up a loved one and view their estimated release date, find contact and visiting information for BOP facilities, view prison hand books, research programming, and view BOP policies.
- The Federal Bureau of Prisons Guide (not produced by the BOP). Use this page as a quick overview of federal prison life.
- Prison Professors is an organization dedicated to helping understand the process of going to prison and the importance of self-improvement. Use this site for webinars and articles related to serving time in prison.
- Ear hustle podcast– a podcast devoted to talking about life in prison. If you want to learn more about what it’s like to serve time in prison from the perspectives of those who are doing it, listen to this podcast. It’s insightful and poignant and produced largely by incarcerated individuals.