The first few days and weeks in prison can be the hardest: you can face frustration, despair and loss of your mental balance. This website aims to help those who have never been to prison before cope with this period and answer some common questions of those facing prison for the first time.

It may seem like a lot of information to take in, but this information should make your first days in prison easier. The guide has been split into sections on the right to make it easier to follow.

If you would like further information there is a list of resources on the further information page.

We would, of course, be very interested to hear from you if you have comments on the content, or if you think that we are missing some important information that would help people facing jail.

If you would like to find out more about why we created this guide, please read the background information page.

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First topic:
What (not) to Expect