For most inmates, the path to rehabilitation can be long and arduous. It involves a lot of self-analysis and time spent on their own self to realize just where they made their mistakes and how they can improve themselves for the future. Prison rehabilitation means that inmates come out knowing where they made mistakes and… 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
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 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
A Prison Consultants View: Ray Rice vs Mark Fuller. Why the media bias?
U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, who presides in the Middle District of Alabama, has sauntered away like a raccoon in the night from a domestic violence case with a meager plea deal that avoids prison time. As a prison consultant, I’d strongly suggest that he complete everything mandated and keep his hands off his wife before he… Read More
Prison Consultants view on prisons becoming the new mental health institutions.
The one promise a prison consultant should never make to his or her client is “You are guaranteed to never get hurt in prison.” Over 30 years ago, states began shutting down mental health facilities around the country in favor of community mental health centers. The policy was created to help patients live closer to… Read More
Prison Consultants take on why some inmates are treated horrible.
As a prison consultant my job is to help clean my clients up physically and mentally prior to surrendering. Often drinking and drugging to numb the anticipated pain of being incarcerated leaves many people who are self-surrendering looking horrendous when they arrive at prison gates. When this common or high profile inmate walks into… Read More
Inmates fears upon prison release. Are they justified?
I was asked a very interesting question after being an invited guest to speak in Philadelphia 6 years ago. The question was based on my years incarcerated and opinion as a prison consultant. The question was “Do most inmates have a fear of being released without family support community programs or a pre-release program put… Read More