What can I take with me to prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales discusses what you will be able to take to prison with you including an outfit of clothing, personal documents, and medications.

    Ed Bales

    Ed Bales is the Managing Director of Federal Prison Consultants, LLC. He has 25 years of related experience. He was a Practice Administrator for a law practice for many years and has developed cutting edge strategies to assist Defendants, Inmates and Attorneys with pre and post sentencing strategies and Federal and State prison advocacy. He has been featured on National and International Broadcasts for both Television and Radio. He is also referenced in several books and Nationally based newspapers as a noted Prison Expert.


    Federal Prison Consultants, LLC is a full service Federal and State prison and sentencing consulting and advocacy firm. The combined experience on staff contains over 200 years of Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Psychological and Advocate experience.

    Host: What can I take with me to prison?

    Ed Bales: When you go to prison you can take basically one outfit of clothing, which they may or may not let you keep. Usually when you go to prison you can take medications that you would take, legal documents and paper work. Clothing, that would loose and casual clothing like sneakers or sweat suits. They may or may not be allowed to be kept as far as the clothing, but usually your legal paperwork and your medicines will be reviewed. Many of your medicines maybe replaced by the physician's assistant once you get into the prison system, however.