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Old 09-26-2016, 02:30 AM
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Hello everyone, I self surrender in 8 days and I'm nervous. I was sentenced to 4 months and I'm trying to prepare myself. I just want to do my time and get out of there! I've never been in trouble before aside from speeding tickets. My questions are, 1. Are the women there violent? I'm a pretty quiet person and I don't like drama. 2. I'm diabetic so how will that be handled? 3. Is it pretty clean in there? 4. What can I do to get out sooner? Yall I'm so scared...
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Welcome to Prison Talk and to the federal forums. You won't be the only first/short timer locked up there who has the same concerns. There is no program available to shorten a 4 month federal sentence, but you can ask your unit team if they are going to recommend half way house time for you. If they do, you can accept, or reject it without penalty. I have read posts from other PTO members saying they wish they had remained in the minimum security camp instead of agreeing to go to the HWH.

The medical staff will address your diabetes treatment plan. Keep signing up for sick call until you are satisfied with the medications they are providing.

Here is a link to the Alderson web page, A&O Handbook has all of the inmate rules.
https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/ald/
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I am on my way to self surrender at Alderson right now...
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Nikki, don't worry about violence. In a minimum security camp, no one is violent because, if they are, they will be moved to a higher security facility and no one wants that. As for your diabetes, make sure that you bring in original prescriptions. Also, even though you have a short sentence, make sure that you have someone at home who can act as a health care advocate for you. Sign a release of information so that your advocate can obtain any medical information about you. Mostly, you'll need to watch what you eat because the prison diet isn't necessarily the best or the most balanced.
You'll be fine. It's an experience. Most of the people whom you will meet will be good people who got into bad situations. There are questions, though, that are best left unasked. These include: How long will you be living here? and What did you do to earn your federally sponsored "vacation"?
As for "what can I do to get out sooner?" Well, sorry to say, but nothing. To get good time in the federal system, your sentence has to be a year and a day or longer. Short timers such as you and me (I served six months in the camp in Danbury in 2007) have to serve every day of our sentences.
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Thank you so much for the information! You don't know how helpful this has been for me and it takes some of the stress down.
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Take a deep breath! The before SS is the absolute worst!!!!! You will be ok. I hope your time passes quickly!
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Hello everyone, I self surrender in 8 days and I'm nervous. I was sentenced to 4 months and I'm trying to prepare myself. I just want to do my time and get out of there! I've never been in trouble before aside from speeding tickets. My questions are, 1. Are the women there violent? I'm a pretty quiet person and I don't like drama. 2. I'm diabetic so how will that be handled? 3. Is it pretty clean in there? 4. What can I do to get out sooner? Yall I'm so scared...
Hi Nilkki

I know it must be so hard for you right now but if you ever need somebody to talk to, I'm here. I served prison time for a white collar offence (4 months too) and had never even had a parking ticket before.I went from a shirt and tie to prison scrubs almost overnight but got through it ok and so will your b/f.Prison isn't half as bad as t looks on "Lockup" and movies. Look at it this way, 4 months is a very short time n your life. You have the right attitude and you will make friends in there.Most of the inmates will be ordinary women lke you who just made mistakes.prison food is ok avd you will be able to work out and take classes.Your family abd tue friends will stand by you!

Contact me anytime to chat and please don't be scared
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R u there now....my mom is there
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