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Arrival and first days in Prison

Information about what will happen when someone first arrives at prison.

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Early days in a men’s prison

This guide provides information about arrival and first days in prison for men.

Guide for women entering prison for the first time

This guide provides information for women who think they may be going to prison. It includes more detail about how to prepare and what the first few days may be like. It may also be helpful to families, employers and people working with women in prison.