The Ten Prison Commandments
This publication helps first time offenders prepare for prison. It outlines the ten primary causes of violence that occurs in prison and helps individuals avoid being a victim of prison violence. This publication also serves as a deterrent for anyone that might be engaging in deviant behaviors that might lead them to prison. The book is for ages 12 and up. More
If you are on the verge of breaking the law or heading to prison for the first time, the ten unwritten prison rules (commandments) outlined in this book can possibly save your life. Please, abandon the belief that you will can lead a fulfilling life breaking the law. More important, do not believe that because you are wealthier, smarter, physically stronger or more privileged you can automatically survive in prison.
The rules in this book address the primary causes of violence in the inmate subculture resulting from a process called “Institutionalization.” Institutionalization occurs when one adapts to and depends on the laws or unwritten rules within a structured or well-established system. Life in prison often causes inmates to consciously or unconsciously relinquish their independence and responsibility. If you are not conscious of offending others while adjusting to the often cold, unbending prison routine that deprives you of privacy and freedom, you can easily succumb to violence. This can be avoided if you know some basic principles that apply regardless of the setting or culture.
John Doc fuller has played a key role in developing the modern face of the prison consulting industry. Drawing on his own 11 years of experience behind bars, he provides many unique and life-saving services for first-time inmates, who are often terrified at what they are about to face "on the inside." John consults with criminal attorneys around the country who represent celebrities, veterans, politicians, white collar criminals, and other high profile detainees, such as Bernie Madoff and Stuart Levine, whom you have probably read about or seen on TV.