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

Prison Consultants Second Commandment: Do not trust your fellow inmates!

Most people regard prisoners as lowlife thieves, murderers, drug dealers, and white-collar con artists who cannot be trusted or rehabilitated. For the most part, they are right. Prison is a jungle full of nothing but predators. This means the first person who tries to help you will likely have an ulterior motive. You will be… Read More

Prison Consultant answers the question…What will be the real hurdles for Real House Wives Teresa Giudice now that she is in the Federal Prison?

Teresa Guidice truly has a lot to be thankful for although there really is no upside to being incarcerated. The fact that the satellite camp in Danbury had a bed available is a phenomenon. The Federal Bureau of Prisons goal is to designate you within 500 miles of home or as they say “within your… Read More

What exactly is prison consulting?

If you have been convicted of a crime and will be self-surrendering to prison shortly, it is essential that you are able to recognize effective prison consulting practices. Let’s face it.  Going to prison for the first time can be scary.  Prison is an unknown territory that can leave you defenseless and vulnerable, which is a… Read More