Education: BS-Sociology/Anthropology, MS-Criminal Justice
I have worked directly with the incarcerated for over three decades at the county, state and federal levels. I have a passion for federal prison reform and have been involved in national reform efforts since my retirement from the DOJ-Federal Bureau of Prisons. During my career, I received several National awards and worked directly with diverse populations (Pre-trial, Minimum, Low, Medium, Medical & Witness Security) in the trenches of our prison system. My understanding of BOP policy, nuances and culture is extraordinary. Upon retirement, I founded a consulting business in New York City and serve pro bono for several organizations. I am a member of the Corrections Committees of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the American Bar Association (ABA). My bottom line in advocacy is that many proactive prison reforms can be accomplished under the existing policy and statutory framework. My leadership ability in combination with my practical experience provides me with a unique insight which is valuable for clients, legislators and reform organizations. I recently co-founded Prisonology , www.prisonologyx.com, and we have been educating federal defenders, judges and US probation officers on the BOP.
The idea to launch My Federal Prison Consultant originated in the early 1990's, while I was working as a case manager at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, NY. Time after time, I
June/2011 - current: President of My Federal Prison Consultant, LLC, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005 (212) 461-2252
April/2013 - current: Executive Director of Out4Good, LTD, 44 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005 (212) 461 -2335
July/2011 - current: Director of Program and Case Management Services, Fed CURE, Plantation, Florida (Prison & legislation reform advocacy-nonprofit)
January 2013 - current, Lecturer-Marywood University, Scranton, PA- Criminal Justice Professor-Currently teaching courses entitled “Community Corrections and Shadow and Service”.
September 2014 - Current, Prisonology (VP & Co-founder)
1988-2011: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Correctional Treatment Specialist- Retired
1988-1989: Federal Bureau of Prisons Correctional Officer, FBOP
Responsible for working various corrections posts throughout the prison including inmate housing units, compound and perimeter patrol. (Medium facility-FCI)
1986-1988: Probation and Parole Officer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Supervised a caseload of 100 offenders. Appeared in court on a weekly basis, prepared Pre-sentence reports (PSR), submitted parole recommendations to the court and provided community supervision of offenders and managed the work release program.
1986-1995: Army National Guard, SGT, Easton, PA
Military Police (MP-95 Bravo), Ft. McClellan, AL
Stinger Missile Gunner (16 Sierra), Ft. Gordon, Ga.