A licensed bail bondsman that has been in business for several decades is your best bet to getting out of jail, safely and efficiently. After you choose a trusted bail bond company, be sure to ask for advice in terms of what to expect while you wait in jail. In the meantime, continue reading to learn how you should behave in jail while waiting for your bail bondsman to post your bail. Your bail bond agent can only do so much; it is up to you and your actions to ensure your release is a speedy and comfortable one.
Jail StaffThe key to being treated with respect and fairness in jail is to maintain mature and respectful conduct with the jail staff, as well as, any other inmates. This includes being 100% cooperative no matter what is asked of you by staff. Polite and cooperative behavior will influence the speed at which the staff decides to book and process you, a segment that must take place before a bail bondsman can post your bail. If you upset the jail staff or behave unreasonably, they have the power to put you at the end of the line in terms of booking and processing. They can also restrict your phone privileges and more. Being polite, respectful, and obedient is a guaranteed method of ensuring your jail stay is comfortable, safe, and swift.
In the Cell
Respecting and cooperating with jail staff is one thing, but you must also behave yourself around other inmates sharing your jail cell. This includes being non-confrontational, non-disruptive, calm, and polite. It also includes limiting your conversations and avoiding topics that can create tension or instigate controversy. Here are some example guidelines to follow:
❌ Do not discuss religion, politics, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or money.
❌ Do not create a disruption, behave belligerently, or bring attention to yourself.
❌ Do not use derogatory or offensive language, including swear words.
❌ Do not disclose personal information about yourself or your criminal charges.
❌ Do not act scared or nervous, but to not act arrogant or overly-confident either.
❌ Do not be too friendly or congenial. This could send the wrong message.
❌ Do not act condescending or “too good” for jail, or make comments to imply it.