Special Prison Survival Tactics

As if being in prison wasn't challenging enough, there are a number of issues that could affect your security and sense of well-being while behind bars. These can range from knowing how to navigate the "black market" in prison to taking measures to avoid being a target for assault behind bars, to figuring out how to stay connected with your children if you are a parent.

Surviving prison is a mix between what you do and how well you do. That is — you can adjust your behavior to increase your chances of being accepted into the general population, which makes life a whole lot easier. And you can try your best to partake in programs and to follow the rules, which fosters better relationships with prison staff and can help ensure you get out of prison as early as possible.

Click on any of the links below for more information on the specific challenges of how to survive prison.

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How to Prepare for Prison

How to Prepare for Prison


First Day in Federal Prison

First Day in Federal Prison

Admissions and Orientation

How to Greet Cellmates

How to Talk to Prison Guards


Prison Life

What Do You Eat in Prison

Prison Showers and Toilets

Laundry, Clothing, and Bedding

Prison Commissary

Religion in Prison

Searches and Shakedowns for Contraband

Inmate Counts

Smoking in Prison

Inmate Work Assignments

Education in Prison

Recreation in Prison

Radios and MP3 Players in Prison

Electronic Law Library

The Black Market in Prison

Alcohol and Drugs in Prison

Violence and Sexual Assault in Prison


Communicating with the Outside World

Communicating with the Outside World

Postal Mail

Legal Correspondence

Inmate Telephones

Corrlinks.com Inmate Email

Inmate Visitation

How to Send Money to Inmates


Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness in Prison

Medical and Dental Care in Prison

Psychology Services in Prison


Special Prison Survival Tactics

Special Prison Survival Tactics

LGBT Inmates Survival Tactics

Female Prisoners

Sex Offender Survival Tactics


For more information about prison life and how to survive prison, please email Info@PrisonerResource.com or call 843-620-1100. Our team of experienced prison consultants stand ready to assist you in your time of need.