As a human rights defender or journalist you might be aware of your risk to be arrested. And yet, preparing for prison might feel irritating. How could you ever prepare for this? You can … by building your resilience, by establishing empowering practices of wellbeing in your everyday life.
And maybe you are not a human rights defender, but happen to be detained unjustly, unlawfully for offences, which you did not commit, or which should be everybody's human right?
So, all too often imprisonment is not anythiny you had time to prepare for. Your partners, your lawyers or friends still might have the opportunity to pass on ideas on how to cope with the situation you are in.
The following collection of practices of well-being, survival and coping in prison tell a range of stories and experiences. Feel free to take up, adjust, or dismiss them for your own context and use.