When You Have to Go to Prison was written to help anyone who is preparing to go to prison with the possibilities, expectations, and realities of their situation — from the strain it will put on a marriage to the conversations you will need to have with your children. You will learn how visitation works and how often you will be able to see your family. Learn how to discuss prison with your children and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your spouse regardless of the duration of your incarceration. This book details how the criminal justice system operates and how to effectively bide your time in prison without succumbing to the temptations and bad influences. With more than 100 interviews with past and present inmates and their families, this book provides a complete perspective into how people respond to the prospect and reality of incarceration, and what you can do to prepare for those realities. You will learn what prison life is really like (depending on your crime and where you are sent) and how you can reduce your prison time through good behavior. Learn how to prepare your family for your departure, arrange your finances, ensure that friends or family members will help your spouse, and set aside the necessary resources to maintain your family’s life- style and comfort.