You Are Going to Prison
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You Are Going to Prison

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There's no doubt about it. You saw the flashing red lights, you found a good attorney, you even begged for mercy. Now You Are Going To Prison and there's not a damn thing you can do about it... except learn how to make the time go easier.

Jim Hogshire guides you through the correctional system, pointing out all the dangers and scams, leading you toward the safest path. If...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published January 22nd 1994 by Loompanics Unlimited (first published 1994)
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When I was supposed to be writing a paper debating the issues surrounding the archival and storage of digital media, I started staring at the wall. My eyes drifted from the blank space to my Evil Dead poster. From there, my eyes jumped to where my Army of Darkness poster used to reside, but, due to some rearranging by my wife, had recently been replaced by a bookshelf. So I’m staring at the bookshelf and I start thinking about this book. Which is funny, because this book is in storage.

I remember...more
Tons of useful information in case you ever land in the slammer or have a brush with the law.
this is a REALLY hard book to review, i've never been incarcerated so, like, i can't review it from the standpoint of "yes, this was helpful to me in terms of my sentence" or anything. also Jim Hogshire does say some some pretty homophobic and racist things in the course of his book [although from his perspective it is about being "true" about prison life] but does seem, from a limited perspective, to be attempting to publish a very, very ugly book on how to survive being in prison. A lot the su...more
File under "Books I've Read Based on Title Alone"

This book's main message is that you don't want to get arrested…you really don't want to get convicted…and you really really do NOT want to go to prison. Based on what's contained in here I would advise heeding the warning. Should you however find yourself locked up, this book tries its best to offer you some practical and honest advice. If you've seen The Shawshank Redemption or watched more than a few episodes of HBO's "OZ" much of this will be...more
Bryan Worra
A book you hope you never have to have practical application for, but again, it's pretty honest and straight-forward about how to set your affairs in order and get ready to find out why they call it "The Slammer". Or "The Pokey," depending on which region of the US you're living in.
I think I read this book a bazillion times in college. "Just in case..." I would tell my concerned friends. Luckily, I've never found a use for it. Man, I miss Loompanics Unlimited...
Hogshire has an obvious distaste for cops. But he offers practical advice for those on one side of the law and a good laugh for those on the other.
Stephanie Baker
This book was a surprise. It was funny but completely practical. It was also disgusting to read about the US prison system.

I highly recommend it.
This was published in 1994 and could use an updated edition, but it should probably still be required reading for every American high school kid.
An important read for anyone involved in crime.
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