What is the most important piece of advice about prison you can give me?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales provides tips for making the most of your stay in prison.

    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 is the most important piece of advice you can give me?

    Ed Bales: Going to prison is a very difficult situation not only for the inmate, but also the inmate's family and friends. Over the years, the most common statement that I have heard is, do the time and don't let the time do you. Basically what that means is, try to make use of yourself in prison. Try to do good. Try to expand your horizons. Try not to get involved in negative play in prison and do the best you can to make it easy for yourself and for your family.