Attorney General Jeff Sessions Operation Private Prison Packing Is In Full Effect

President Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder and a ton of republicans and democrats knew that the 1980’s ridiculous war on drugs failed miserably. That colossal failure led to the U.S. prison system busting at its seams for nearly 30 years. As such the Bureau of Prisons began contracting with private companies in 1997 at… Read More

Will Obama’s efforts to reduce recidivism be uprooted by team Trump?

It’s not a secret that Obama has pardoned more prisoners than the past 12 presidents combined. He’s been on a mission to get nonviolent offenders out of prisons around the country and provide them with programs that can equip them with the skills to remain out. Most nonviolent prisoners are nervous about the incoming Trump… Read More

Why inmates need successful re-entry programs upon release from prison.

  Prison can be a tormenting experience for people who have broken the law at any point in life and at any level. While being in prison, isolation, being the bad guy of society and being stigmatized are the common emotions inmates feel while serving their terms in federal or state prisons. However when offenders are… Read More

Prison Consultant asks “Has President Obama lived up to the hype of pardoning criminals?”

Nonviolent inmates and their families leaped for joy in June 2014 when Obama announced that he would push forward with a review of the clemency system. One year ago the president ran game by stating to the Marshall Project that clemency applications were being processed “more effectively” and a “steady ramp up” was in play.… Read More

Prison Consultants view of New Jersey’s Draconian Law Regarding Expungement of Records

As a prison consultant, I often receive calls to prepare scared and frustrated people who are on their way into a place I wish no one would ever have to go. That place is the prison system. However, it’s rare that I get calls from exasperated felons who have changed their lives and the lives… Read More

Prison Consultant says Wall Street Ethics and Compliance Not as Effective Without “Consequences”

As a Prison Consultant, I believe it’s necessary to preserve the integrity of your company and your people for long-term success by discussing consequences when employees fail to adhere to compliance and ethics. Ethics is fundamental to the securities laws, and I believe ethical, compliance and consequence culture objectives should be central to any effective… Read More

Prison Consultant John Doc Fuller weighs in on recidivism

According to the 2005 Bureau of Justice Statistics reports, an estimated two-thirds (68 percent) of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of release from prison, and three-quarters (77 percent) were arrested within five years. My question is “Why?” The prison experience contributes to recidivism.… Read More

What choices will Aaron Hernandez make in prison?

When Aaron Hernandez walks into Souza-Baranowski Correctional Institution in Massachusetts, the reality of his life behind bars will not immediately set in. The realism and acceptance of the fact that you are not going home often takes time. If Aaron’s attorneys promised to appeal his conviction, he may be on his best behavior until the… Read More

Prison Consultant take: Why do inmates commit suicide in prison?

I certainly learned a lot about inmate suicide while serving as a lead member of the suicide watch team in Fort Dix, NJ. Valuable insight into the reasons which people commit suicide in county jails and the state prison system also provided me with exceptional understanding that has equipped me as a prison consultant. Far… Read More