One of the things that is important to know when you or a loved one is serving time in prison is that not all prisons are created equally. Some of these prisons have better programs or services that could be better for certain convicts. Other prisons are closer to home which can make it easier for friends and family to keep in contact over the time that is spent there.
When a prisoner is assigned to a prison, some of these things may be taken into account, but people don’t always end up where they want to be due to overcrowding in some prisons. If you have been serving a sentence in a prison different than one that you wanted to be in, you can request a prison transfer. Being in a different prison can sometimes help prisoners to be rehabilitated.