No one plans on going to jail. Simple as that. No one is sitting somewhere thinking that they really want to go to jail, and rightfully so. Now, jail is one thing, but what about prison? Do people dream of prison? Of course not! No one wants to serve hard time, even the hardest of criminals don’t want to get caught and placed into one of the hardest things to deal with as a human being, and that’s prison. No matter how you read about it, look at movies, or try to figure out what to do to survive, chances are you don’t know. Not unless you’ve already been and survived. Well, that’s the premise of Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by Angelo Pisano.
The premise of the book is simple, survival. Does it live up to the hype? Does it really tell you how to get through the hard times of prison? Or is it another write up by someone that doesn’t know anything about living in lock up? That’s what this review is meant to show, and it may surprise you.
The Premise Up Front
At first glance the idea of the book is simple, the title tells you a lot, Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by Angelo Pisano. It’s a book that is meant to help you understand what you’re in for, and what to do once you’re in. It’s not written like a novel, it’s not a narrative that has peachy elements, it’s in your face and authentically real. There’s no flowery elements here, as you may not face a flower garden when you enter in some of the hardest prisons in the world. The guide pulls no punches up front, it tells you that this is a survival guide, a manual that will divulge everything you need to know to survive the prison landscape, and then some.
Preparation Is Key
One of the best things about the book is not so much he secrets, but the mental preparation that it gives you up front. There are 5 ways o be prepared to go to prison that are very helpful. Of course, this reviewer is NOT going to prison, but if things were to go south and the feds were knocking, at least these 5 ways are going to help. It’s fascinating how simple they are, and how common sense they are once you read through them. If you apply them, you will in fact be able to prepare mentally for what’s ahead. Obviously, it’s hard to understand what to do before you head into lockdown, but some of the simplest things will help you survive up front.
Mental preparedness is one of the hardest things that people need to focus on, and yet they don’t. Pisano makes sure to illustrate this, very succinctly. There’s no filler here, there’s a focused approach to what you need to have in place if you are going to move forward with surviving prison. You need to think differently, act differently, and be quite alert. Often time’s people in prison put their guard down, don’t look at the right things, or perhaps just forget where they are. Pisano makes sure to describe what you need to do right now to make sure that your mind is ready to take on the world.
Going Through Mistakes
What is great about the Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by Angelo Pisano is that it doesn’t just tell you what to do, it discusses the common mistakes that people make. This includes making friends, accepting gifts, and even body language gestures. Things like a simple hand shake or being “nice” to someone could very well get you in serious danger. In fact, just your body language could emit a message to the wrong person and Pisano discusses it with ease. It’s straight-laced, simple, and very efficient in description, which is perfect for those that need to get to the real dirt of what to do before they get to prison. The mistakes are discussed in real world environments and how being “yourself” as you were outside could very well land you into a deep problem area. You cannot be the same person you were outside, including being jovial, friendly, and just positive about where you are and what you’re doing. This is a mistake and just one of the things that Pisano discusses in his book.
A Simple Guide With Updated Information
Here’s the thing, there is a lot of information found within the pages of Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by Angelo Pisano, but you have to realize that it’s not a novel. It’s not 1,000 pages of narrative, it’s straight to the point, and that’s what is definitely very good about this book. The book has been written with a very distinct voice, one that knows how to move forward through the process of prison, and without sugar coating the elements. There’s no fluff here, it’s laid out nicely, straight to the point with tips that should work in any prison that you get involved with.
As long as you don’t try to emulate something you’ve seen on television or tried to figure out your specific situation versus others, you should be fine. In the guide, you are given warnings about how you need to focus on yourself, and just go through your time with healthy habits, and focus. If you fall prey to the elements in prison, they will eat you alive, but you ultimately will make the choice. If there’s any takeaway aside from survival that you can take away, it’s that you have a lot more control than you think.
It’s when you think that you have no control, that you make silly mistakes. This guide breaks you of those stereotypes you may have about prison, and will show you what to do and how to do it. Simply put, this is a serious look at a serious event in the life of many people. If you take the information found in Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed by Angelo Pisano, you will survive, simple as that. It’s a stellar guide, take it seriously.