From 30 Minutes After Being Busted: Trying to Handle Your Arrest. Published by Liferich Publishing in 2016. Bilski is an ex-boxer, Wildlife Control Specialist and author of 30 Minutes of Laughter and a Few Minutes of Fear. You can purchase his books at barnesandnoble.com.
At your first time in a cell, you cry, you remember your life. You play over and over in your mind every good part. But your jail time is still there no matter what you do or dream. You can’t rush the jail time. It is a nightmare that never ends. The thoughts of what you should have done, how, why, when, but nothing changes. You are in jail. You don’t know what to tell your family. Jail is a different world. You have no idea, not from TV or stories. Jail is like a bad video game you can’t stop playing or get out of. So go through the motions as best as you can and focus on your release date.
In prison you get a job. Jobs could be cleaning floors, toilets, the yard, the gym, working in the kitchen giving and cooking food, working in the library. You could be on grounds clean up.
Still remember everyone is watching you, all inmates and officers. It takes five minutes to make a toothbrush into an eight inch spike to put in your heart. In a crowd of inmates no one will know who did it. Be careful. Officers are bad many times. They investigate the fights. Be careful. Trust no one. Take no favors from anyone. Read, work out, stay to yourself.
When on probation or parole, your PO is just trying to put you back in prison. It is their job. They follow you, drug test you, verbally aggravate you to get you to snap verbally or go back to drugs or crime, especially when you are doing well. It is a game to them to violate your parole or probation. No one is your friend. But usually your family is. Stay clean. Work. Keep to curfews, no drugs. It is not worth going back to prison. Remember, all jealous people have to do is complain about you and you go back to jail.
HOW TO THINK STAYING CLEAN AND JAIL FREE
Many many inmates have fool proof ideas. They feel that when they get out of prison they have a plan. They’ll also try to convince you about doing the plan with them. They create an illusion that you will be wealthy and you are their partner and their friend. After weeks of this friend illusion, now they ask you to have people send them money and to write to them. Don’t fall for the scams. You will be trapped.
Never display your pictures in the open for others to see, as it is perceived as showing off. Jealousy will get you robbed or beat up, set up or even worse. Now if inmates see you get a lot of magazines or mail, when you are done with your books or magazines, pick a big tough person and say, I finished with these, do you want to look at them. This will give you a person that will usually watch your back as he feels your next extra books you will give to him. He will trade for cigarettes or favors. This will help you.