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
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 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 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 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