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Why Write A Book

It was with a great deal of pride that we released our book,’s SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR INMATES: Flourishing Through Adversity (2017). This book was more than ten years in the making. WriteAPrisoner founder Adam Lovell wrote the book using feedback from inmates, prison staff, pen-pals, family members of inmates, and professionals. He recognized a need to provide this content in one easily accessible place as a way to help friends and family members provide support to incarcerated loves ones. Parents often inquired about ways to help a child prepare to go to prison. Incarcerated people sent letters asking for advice on forging friendships and lasting relationships. Children of incarcerated parents asked on behalf of mothers and fathers for ideas and maintaining family ties. We addressed each of these issues one at a time and then eventually compiled them into this book.


How to Get This Book

Prison staff can receive a free copy of this book simply by emailing us their full name and prison address. We will be happy to send a copy at no cost. We have worked to make the book available on every platform we could at no cost or at the lowest permitted by various platforms. We are not trying to profit on this endeavor in any way, which is why we provide free PDF and EPUB versions here. We encourage you to share with others. It is also free on iTunes, and individual topics are available to download free in our Self-Help Series.


Disclaimer:’s Self-Help Guide for Inmates is provided for general informational purposes only. These materials do not contain or constitute, and should not be interpreted as, professional financial, legal, or medical advice or opinion. is not a financial, legal, or medical professional, and does not provide financial, legal, or medical advice. It is recommended that you research all content provided in the Self-Help Guide yourself and consult a professional if you have questions. By reading this, you agree to the terms of this disclaimer, including, but not limited to releasing from any and all liability, damages, and injury from your reliance on the information contained in the Self-Help Guide.


Different Formats of’s SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR INMATES: Flourishing Through Adversity

FREE PDF version

FREE EPUB version

FREE iTunes version

We have also provided a print and ship version at the lowest cost Amazon will allow.

Kindle version (also at the lowest cost allowed)


Chapter Topics (Table of Contents)

Section I: The Basics

Chapter 1: Going To Prison

Chapter 2: Visiting Prison

Chapter 3: Maintaining Your Health

Chapter 4: Stress Reduction & Anger Management

Chapter 5: Maintaining A Prison Relationship


Section II: Path to Self-Improvement

Chapter 6: Writing A Professional Letter

Chapter 7: Back To School

Chapter 8: Battling Substance Abuse

Chapter 9: Credit Repair & Finances

Chapter 10: Parenting From Prison


Section III: Going Home

Chapter 11: Preparing For Parole

Chapter 12: Repairing Reputation & Restoring Rights

Chapter 13: Back To Work

Chapter 14: How To Start Your Own Business

Chapter 15: Welcome Home Guide


A Note from the Author

We are grateful to the inmates, prison staff, professionals, friends and family of inmates, staff, and everyone else who helped make this a reality. This book has already been distributed to tens of thousands of inmates one chapter at a time. We are honored to be able to offer all 15 chapters as one complete book to those who may benefit from it.

Adam Lovell
Founder and Owner of

P.S. If you find this book useful, would you please consider rating it five stars on Amazon and Google so others are more likely to read it and benefit from it as well? Thank you!