About Jack

Employment History

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,  New York, NY  10005 (212) 461 -2335 -This entity is needing funding for my role to develop programs and services for the "Correcting Corrections in America" initiative. 

July/2011 - current: Director of Program and Case Management Services, Fed CURE, Plantation, Florida (Prison & legislation reform advocacy-nonprofit) I help the incarcerated and their families from around the country on BOP related issues.   

January 2013 - 2018 , Lecturer-Marywood University, Scranton, PA- Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor-I taught courses entitled Community Corrections, Shadow and Service and the American Prison.

September 2014 - Current, Prisonology (VP & Co-founder) Check out www.prisonologyx.com 

1988-2011: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Correctional Treatment Specialist- Retired

  • Case Management related positions responsible for the counseling, classification and preparation of inmates for re-entry into society. In addition, I coordinated several institution programs and trained staff in Correctional Programs related areas.  
  • Special expertise with high profile Organized crime figures, the  Witness Protection (WITSEC) program & White Collar Crime offenders
  • Alternate Case Management Coordinator 1991 to 2011
  • Assignments in the Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA. (CIM Coordinator/Correctional programs), New York City Community Corrections Office (processing designations and halfway house referrals) & several National (DC) policy writing work groups
  • Annual Training Instructor in the areas of security designation and classification, Central Inmate Monitoring (CIM,), FOIA/Privacy Act & Victim Witness program.
  • Member of Hostage Negotiations Team in the capacity of Lead Negotiator.
  • Received National Awards for Excellence in Administration & Detention Procedures & National Correctional Treatment Specialist of the Year.
  • Taught Institution familiarization orientation to new staff & was assigned as a Mentor and trainer for college interns and newly appointed case managers and counselors
  • Held assignments as Camp AdministratorCase Management CoordinatorUnit Manager and held the position of Assistant Case Management Coordinator.    
  • Liaison for US Parole Commission, US Marshals, FBI and ICE
  • Worked in minimum, low, medium, administrative (including high security) & Witness Security (WITSEC) units-


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.

Education


  • Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice 1997 (Concentration in Public Administration)
  • East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Anthropology  1985

 Awards

  • 1998 National Community Corrections Award
  • 1990 National Correctional Treatment Specialist of the Year
  • 1991 National Excellence In Annual Training Award 
  • Received dozens of other monetary personal achievement awards


Other Activities/memberships

​         Appointment to the NACDL Corrections Committee 2011

        Appointment to the ABA Corrections Committee 2012

  • Authored articles published in the "Federal Sentencing Reporter" 12/18- “News & Views” (AO) and “The Debt Beat” 
  • Member of the Prison Reform, Sentencing Reform & Re-entry Work Groups (PRWG)
  • Monthly contributor to Joaquin & Duncan, LLC newsletter on Federal Sentencing "BOP Insider"  
  •  Opinion Editorial Writer for The Hill, Washington DC  
  • Member of the PA Prison Society
  • Board member-Choosing Integrity (501 C3)
  • Board Member GAIT- (Therapeutic horse riding center for children with special needs & vets)
  • Overall offender advocacy & general Federal prison & legislative reform efforts
  • Board Member, Choosing Integrity , 501C3 
  • Hiking, Fishing, Leisure Travel

Education: BS-Sociology/Anthropology, MS-Criminal Justice

Personal Statement

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 an active & valuable 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 BOP issues and policy.   I have been quoted in many national media outlets and have had appearances on CNN, CNBC, Bloomburg and Fox. 

MY FEDERAL PRISON CONSULTANT, LLC

Offices in New York and Pennsylvania 


212-461-2252      JACK@MFPCLLC.COM

Jack T. Donson, Presdient and Founder 

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