National Prison Website, Prisonpath.com, Releases “How To Survive Prison: 25 Basic Rules”
Created by a former inmate, Prisonpath.com 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, www.Prisonpath.com, which celebrated its one-year launch last month, releases “How To Survive Prison: 25 Basic Rules” today. Prisonpath.com 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.”
Prisonpath.com 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.
Prisonpath.com is a free national prison directory and inmate locator. Created by a former inmate, Prisonpath.com provides free information about prisons and jails throughout the country to the families of inmates. For more information, please email [email protected].
Bradley; These rules are very helpful for any new person entering the prison system for the first time. It is my belief that many of these young men doesn’t have a clue what they are facing entering the prison system. It is my hope that some how by the grace of God that these young people will learn to think just a little before they act. Another concern of mine is the mandatory minimum for first-time offenders. A life sentence is far too harsh for first-timers. Lastly, I applaud your efforts in this ministry of bringing awareness to prison life.… Read more »
prison reform activist
After surviving the last 25 years in prison I endorse having a plan to stay unpierced undead and undone. I was able to do this through using some of the rules Bradley has cited, and I endorse his intent on the website he has built to help and inform.
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 »
Although it is said that foxholes do not have any atheists, you still need more than faith to protect yourself from shells and bullets.
This is a helpful tool for someone who does not know what to expect. Fear of the unknown can be intense especially in this case.
Who wrote the “How To Survive Prison 25 BasicRules” Who is the former prison inmate?
I am the author of “How To Survive Prison–25 Basic Rules.” My background consists of 30 some years as an attorney and 15 months in state prison. After my release,, I launched prisonpath.com which provides information about prisons and jails in the United States to inmate’s families , and to individuals facing prison, and articles are posted weekly about current prison issues,etc.