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National Prison Website,, Releases “How To Survive Prison: 25 Basic Rules”



Created by a former inmate, provides free information about prisons and jails throughout the country to inmates and their families.

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

Online prison database and resource,, which celebrated its one-year launch last month, releases “How To Survive Prison: 25 Basic Rules” today. has grown steadily as the go-to resource for the families of inmates and first time nonviolent offenders’. It provides crucial information about county, state, and federal prisons and jails throughout the United States.

How To Survive Prison: 25 Basic Rules is based on site-creator B.D. Schwartz’s personal experience in the medium security prison system in Maryland as a 62 year old non-violent offender. “Before I was incarcerated, I researched at length about prison life, its culture, and how to avoid violating prison taboos. There were absolutely no resources, especially free ones, that provided any guidance online. The 25 Rules are a basic guideline for prison survival. The 25 Rules are not guarantees, but I believe they provide a basic understanding of what to expect and how to conduct oneself in prison.”

“For example, I learned from an inmate, who had served time in a Russian prison and was now incarcerated in Maryland, that staring and joking, could be deadly for you. I watched one inmate make a joke about another inmate, but the other inmate was not laughing. The inmate who made the joke was shanked (knifed) by the other inmate later that night.” has devoted many of its articles to the major problems facing our prisons and jails. Our site has posted articles about dangerously overcrowded prisons and jails, correctional violence, abusive facilities, the abuse of solitary confinement, and other social issues confronting prisons and jails throughout the United States.

“The information and the articles provided by this user-friendly site would have given my family some peace of mind during a very hard time in their lives,” says Bradley Schwartz, founder of Prisonpath.

About Prisonpath is a free national prison directory and inmate locator. Created by a former inmate, provides free information about prisons and jails throughout the country to the families of inmates. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Although, when new, and in the most extreme circumstances, your ‘rules’ may smooth your transition in prison, but transition to what? You only describe guidelines by which one becomes a trusted member of a herd of animals, instead of wisdom for maintaining the integrity necessary to look yourself in the mirror when you get out and function in society with self-respect. You describe only carnal thinking, which is wisdom in this world, but foolish to God. If one knows Christ, one will be given discernment on whom to trust and how to be trustworthy; even more, how to be known… Read more »