If you are getting ready to turn yourself in for an arrest warrant, feelings of anxiety and uncertainty are perfectly normal. No one wants to turn themselves in to police because jail is fun; doing so must be done to legally clear your name, as well as, record and answer to your charges, if any.
Although jail is not pleasant in any event, there are some effective methods and ideas to help you cope with the boredom and anxiety that comes along with waiting in a locked cell. In most circumstances, if you are turning yourself in to authorities, a pre-arranged bail bond can have you in and out within a few hours. The downside is that a couple hours in custody can still feel like an eternity to most people.
So what can you do to help get through your stay in jail? Continue reading to learn some helpful tips on how to pass the time in jail while waiting to post bond.
☑ Play a Game
You might be thinking this is a crazy idea; but in fact, it works! Since a jail cell has nothing in it expect a toilet, bench, and sometime a sink, there is not much to use for entertainment. This is where your imagination can come in handy. Below are some fun (or at least distracting) mind games to play by yourself in order to keep you amused until your bail bondsman completes their duties.
⏳ Pretend you cannot hear and create a funny or new dialogue that follows the lip syncing of jail staff and occupants.
This can be quite funny, but keep it to yourself so you do not cause a disturbance. This is intended to be a SILENT game. It is not recommended to upset, insult, or disturb the jail staff; and especially other inmates.
⏳ Think of something VERY funny….But do not laugh or smile!
This is a fun way to test your mental focus. Laughter leads to endorphins which cause your brain to be in a happier place. Doing activities such as this can keep your spirits high while passing the time. Also, this upbeat attitude could be helpful to other inmates in your cell too.
⏳ Remember a huge event in history; then try to imagine the world today if it never happened at all.
This is a great brain teaser that can certainly pass the time. This is a great game for anyone who enjoys history. Imagine the world without a popular invention; such as microwaves, cell phones, or even something funny like soda pop! This thought could transform into thousands, taking up plenty of time during your jail stay.
☑ Contemplate a Legal Plan
When you are in jail, use your time to consider legal options following your release from jail. Think about your next steps, like hiring a lawyer, discussing your case with family or employers, and more. Perhaps you can think about how you will cover your work schedule, babysitting for the kids, court appearances, attorney fees, and more.
Jail gives you ample time to clearly think about all these aspects that a jail stay can affect. This time allows you to sit, uninterrupted, and focus on your next steps once you are released. Sometimes with good behavior, a jail employee may allow you to have a phone book while you are locked up. This is a great place to start looking for attorneys and any other potential services you may need following your release.
How to Post Your Own Bond in Indiana
Call Woods Bail Bonds at 317-876-9600 for safe and secure Indianapolis bail bonds you can trust, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We also offer prearranged bail bond services for those needing to surrender to an arrest warrant. In some cases, we can get you turned in and released in as little as one hour. Request a free estimate or jail information, anytime.