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The 2022 Federal Inmate Guide is intended for currently incarcerated federal inmates and those who will soon be entering the BOP. It was written by an inmate with twelve years of experience in federal prison who knows what information other inmates need. This guide is also recommended for concerned family members. Attorneys will want to suggest it to their pretrial clients.

There's no need to spend years learning this on your own. Be prepared and have it all at your fingertips. Every aspect of incarceration from indictment to supervised release is covered. Here are some of the questions that will be answered in this guide.

Does the BOP website have information that will benefit me, and how do I access it? What are Program Statements, and how do they impact me? How does U. S. Probation operate? What should I say or not say during the pre-sentence investigation? How does the designation process work? What will my guideline range be? How do I calculate my offense level and criminal history points? Am I a career offender? Do I qualify for the safety valve? What are the consequences if I provide substantial assistance to the government? How do I calculate my security points and find out the security level of the prison I will be going to? What are management variables and public safety factors, and how do they affect me? Are there prisons at my security level near my home? Do they offer the residential drug abuse program (RDAP), and will I qualify for the year off? What other programs do they offer? Do they have UNICOR? What other prison jobs are available and what is the pay rate? What should I expect when I enter the prison? What are the living conditions like? What should I expect in a cellie? How do I use the telephone? How do I download music to my MP3 player? How do I use Public Messaging to send electronic messages to my family? How can my family send me money? What food items and other products are offered in the prison's commissary? What types of meals are served in the chow hall and are they good? What type of clothing will I be wearing?


Are there drugs in prison? What can I receive through the mail? How do I use the TRULINCS computers? What are the visitation rules and hours? Will I receive the same medications I receive on the street? What type of medical, dental, and vision care will I receive? Will I receive mental health treatment if I need it? What is a six-month program review? How will I be expected to pay my fines, restitution, and special assessments? Will my religious requirements be met? What happens if I break the rules? What is the Special Housing Unit (SHU)?


How does the administrative remedy process work? How do I use LexisNexis® so I can research my case? Are there any vocational training or certificate programs available? Can I earn a bachelor's degree in prison? Are there hobby crafts available? Are there special accommodations for inmates with disabilities? What about females, transgender inmates, or sex offenders? What do I need to know if I belong to one of those groups? How does the First Step Act affect me? Will I qualify for compassionate release or home confinement?


What are halfway houses like and is there one near my home? How do I get a detainer removed? How does the new PATTERN scoring system work, and what can I do to lower my recidivism risk level? What are FSA time credits and incentives, and how do I earn them? Will these get me out of prison early? How much will my sentence be reduced for good conduct? What is supervised release, and how long will I be on it?

Every page of this guide contains valuable information. Most of it won't be found anywhere else. Seasoned inmates don't even know all of this stuff. Everything is up-to-date and will be updated annually.


$54.99 incl. S/H & Tracking.


    • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BRC4P9K2
    • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (January 1, 2023)
    • Language ‏ : ‎ English
    • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 443 pages
    • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8822137189
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.64 pounds
    • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1 x 9 inches
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