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The Federal Prison Guidebook: 2013-2014 Edition
By Alan Ellis, J. Michael Henderson and Todd Bussert
There are 114 federal prison facilities, camps and community-based programs located across the U.S. While the official policy of the federal Bureau of Prisons is to place an individual in the least restrictive facility within 500 miles from their place of residence, this often does not occur.
There are steps a defense lawyer can take to increase the odds that a client will have a more favorable prison designation or placement. The 614 page highly acclaimed Federal Prison Guidebook provides information on the Bureau of Prisons designation and placement process and how legal counsel and judges can affect prison placement.
The Federal Prison Guidebookalso provides hard-to-find information for defendants and family members on prison policies and programs. Whether you are a defendant, prisoner, close family member or an attorney, order the Federal Prison Guidebook for a comprehensive guide to federal prisons throughout the U.S.
About Co-Author Alan Ellis
Attorney Alan Ellis focuses his law practice on federal sentencing, prison placement and other problems facing clients who have been convicted of federal criminal offenses. With more than 43 years of defense experience, Mr. Ellis has been acknowledged as a "nationally-recognized expert in federal criminal sentencing" in a published opinion decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a co-author of the Federal Prison Guidebook, the Federal Sentencing Guidebook, and the Federal Post-Conviction Guidebook.
To learn more about the firm's post-conviction, sentencing and prison practice, contact Alan Ellis, a San Francisco post-conviction attorney. From offices in Shanghai, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Ellis helps clients across the U.S. and abroad.
About the Federal Prison Guidebook
In its 626 pages, this exhaustive guidebook covers the following topics:
- Characteristics of each of the 114 federal prisons, with valuable information on educational and vocational programs, religious services, recreational opportunities, library facilities, counseling/rehab services, prison visiting and mail policies, and availability of lodging near the facility.
- An explanation of prison designations and placements (including camps and community-based prison programs), how inmates are selected, and ways to influence the Bureau of Prison's consideration of a defendant for eligibility for various programs.
- How legal counsel can affect judicial recommendations and placement at a particular prison, residential drug treatment program, or community placement and home confinement.
- Potential problems that can arise for inmates while incarcerated.
What Has Been Said About the Federal Prison Guidebook
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers journal, The Champion, reviewed the Federal Prison Guidebook, stating:
- "The Guidebook is simply a must-have for any practitioner, academic and court official, as well as — and perhaps most importantly — defendants facing a federal sentence and their family members."
- "[It] lifts the veil on the mystery of post-conviction law, policy and practice in a concise, comprehensive, and well-organized fashion with up-to-date information."
- "The title of the Guidebook does not fully capture the wealth of information provided."
- "The Guidebook also offers tips on getting your client into the best prison…"
Contact the Law Offices of Alan Ellis
With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, New York City, and Shanghai, China, Mr. Ellis consults with attorneys, clients facing criminal charges in federal court, and family members of persons in prison.
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