Mighty Life List
Apr 23 2009

Behave Yourself

I find it fascinating that some prison etiquette is just a hyper amplification of the same respect issues we face in outside life:

“5. Do not talk about people unless they are present. Do not whine or complain – especially around lifers – or you may get smashed. Don’t lie, and always keep any promises you make. If you’re a short-timer don’t talk about it. Don’t ask people how much time they are serving, or for why.”

4 Responses to “Behave Yourself”

  • Kari (heartatpreschool) Says:

    Good advice. Inside the big house, or outside.

  • sevedra Says:

    Very interesting. How on earth do you find something like this. A google search for for “play nice with jailbirds”?

  • Kristin Steiner Says:

    “Regulation #5: You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. Anything else you get is a privilege.”

    Totally Agree. After a recent visit to Alcatraz, we’ve adopted the Rules & Regulations (aka “how to raise a respectful and productive child”) for our household. http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/regpage1.htm

    The parallel is astonishing.

  • Maggeh Says:

    It was a google search for prison etiquette, actually.