The first day in federal prison sets the tone for the whole journey.

If you surrender with the mindset to succeed and thrive, you will.

If you choose to lament over the injustices that have been thrown your way, you will struggle.

Succeeding in federal prison is easier if you are forming the right relationships and spending time with people who share similar goals and values.

Have you identified your values?

In federal prison, I identified the following values, then continually accessed whether I was living faithfully to these values:

1: Character
2: Family
3: Fitness
4: Education
5: Diet

Again, living faithfully to these values was easier for me because I was avoiding disciplinary infractions and I was avoiding the wrong people.

Take these tips and use them! You will be glad you did.

Justin Paperny