Inmate Advocacy

National and local resources related to inmate corrections, prisoner rights and prisoner advocacy groups. Help and support organizations for inmates, and the families of incarcerated prisoners serving time in the US federal and state prison system. Assistance for both the incarcerated, and post-incarcerated men and women.

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ADVOCATES FOR INMATES

A culture of punishment, combined with race- and class-based animus, has led the United States to rely on incarceration more heavily than any other country in the world does. The politicization of criminal justice policy and a lack of evidence-based assessment result in a one-way ratchet in which law and policy grow ever more punitive. The human and financial costs of mass incarceration are staggering, and the burden falls disproportionately on the poor and people of color. However, the recent fiscal crisis and years of falling crime rates have combined to create the best opportunity in decades to challenge our nation’s addiction to incarceration.

 

Far too many prisoners are held in conditions that threaten their health, safety, and human dignity on a daily basis. Tens of thousands of prisoners are held in long-term isolated confinement in “supermax” prisons and similar facilities. The devastating effects of such treatment, particularly on people with mental illness, are well known. Prisoners are a population with significant medical and mental health needs, but prisoner health care services are often abysmal, in many cases leading to needless suffering, disability, and death, as well as a serious threat to public health when contagious disease goes undiagnosed or untreated.

 

Prisoners rights to read, write, speak, practice their religion, and communicate with the outside world are often curtailed far beyond what is necessary for institutional security. Not only are these activities central to the ability of prisoners to retain their humanity, but they also contribute to the flow of information between prisons and the outside world and thus provide a vital form of oversight of these closed institutions.

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  • Helping the client make informed choices on a suitable institutional location to meet their and their family’s needs.
  • Assisting a client in obtaining designation to the facility of choice. This includes working directly with federal designation officials.
  • Upon designation, thoroughly preparing client and family for the prison experience. This preparation assists in the client’s adjustment to confinement.
  • During their time in custody, we act as the client’s advocate, addressing a myriad of issues that arise during confinement (e.g., medical, disciplinary, programming, communication, transfer, furlough, re-entry).
We are extremely active in helping clients obtain pre-release transfers to BOP contracted Residential Re-Entry Centers (i.e., community confinement centers or halfway houses). We work carefully with the BOP’s Residential Re-Entry Managers in the district of release. We thoroughly prepare the client for the re-entry process. It is vitally important that a client understands what they will encounter at a BOP contracted pre-release center. The rules vary from facility to facility and can be remarkably inconsistent. Knowing the procedures helps for a smooth transition to and through the re-entry stage of the sentence.

Today, most minimum and low-security inmates are routinely transferred to home confinement for the last 10% of their sentence (up to a maximum of six months). At times, however, inmates are not transferred to home confinement at their 10% date due to bureaucratic situations. It is then imperative that a professional with knowledge of the system rectify the problem. Our firm does this often and regularly as a matter of course.

As a regular matter of course we also make a strong case to the BOP to maximize a client’s time in pre-release, focusing on transitional goals to be achieved for a productive return to the community. We comprehensively assist a client in developing relevant points to discuss with institution staff at pre-release Unit Team meetings – and additionally discuss these matters directly with the BOP’s Residential Re-Entry Managers, who we have developed professional working relationships with over the years.

In state related cases we work closely with DOC staff to facilitate work release approval at the earliest stage of a sentence as possible. State criteria differs from federal objectives regarding pre-release opportunities as there are typically no RRCs (halfway houses) structured into state systems. Work (or Temporary) release programs offer a manner of early release within state corrections and we work persistently toward achieving this for our clients who meet the various criteria.

DEFENDANTS & FAMILIES

We are dedicated and experienced in prison advocacy, widely recognized and highly capable as a results oriented advocate. .Hiring us will be one of the best decision and you will have me in helping your incarcerated one. . Our company has been successful in getting the institutions to do what family and inmates have been trying to do to get eligible inmate released to halfway house or home confinement.

 

Advocates for Inmates can help make an enormously positive difference during this difficult and stressful period of time.  Defendants and their families can take comfort in knowing someone competent and experienced is looking out for their interests within a rigidly bureaucratic system that can be very unforgiving.

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Prisoners are entitled to fundamental rights under the Constitution, and they need to know what those rights are and how to protect them

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