Inmate Perks and Upgrades-how to improve your prison stay!
No one is prepared for life in a federal prison. No matter how much you read, no matter what your attorney tells you, life in federal prison is hell. I know I have been there. It is not comfortable, it is not pleasant, but it can be tolerable. Discussing your many concerns with people who know and having the multitude of questions floating around in your head answered is certainly a huge help. Federal prison isn’t easy, but it can be bearable. There are very few benefits, perks, or upgrades associated with federal prison. Very few perks to make an inmate’s life easier or more bearable, yet they do exist. Those inmates that have them know about the system or have used Jail Time Consulting (JTC) to obtain them. JTC educates and informs defendants and helps them to position themselves, before sentencing, to receive these little known perks and upgrades. It may not be much, but each little perk is a tremendous improvement over the standard issue received by a majority of the inmates in federal prison.
Some federal prison inmates may not qualify for these perks or upgrades when they arrive in prison. The reason is simple. They do not qualify for these federal prison perks and upgrades because they have not prepared for them. They have not positioned themselves prior to sentencing to qualify for these perks or upgrades. Positioning for these perks and upgrades does not start when the defendant arrives in prison, it starts long before. It starts with the Pre-Sentencing Investigation (PSI) and the subsequent Pre-Sentencing Investigation Report (PSR).
These perks and upgrades are really enhancements to the inmate’s quality of life. These little known enhancers or privileges definitely do make a difference to the inmate in federal prison. But an inmate must prepare for them; he must position himself appropriately prior to sentencing in order to receive them. They do make a difference.
These quality of life enhancements include soft comfortable shoes instead of hard steel-toed work boots, additional and better blankets and pillows, extra visits from your family, special meals, additional religious privileges, a bottom bunk, social furloughs, community work details, commissary line privileges, and common fare meals. The 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is a tremendous perk all to itself as is the Second Chance Act programs for additional halfway house or home detention time. Although many of these perks and upgrades may appear to be of little significance now, to the inmate in a federal prison they mean the world.
If an inmate entering federal prison asks for one of these perks or upgrades, he will most likely be denied. There is a process that must be followed, a positioning of the defendant prior to sentencing and arriving at federal prison that must be adhered to. Jail Time Consulting positions the defendant for these little known perks and upgrades prior to sentencing and his arrival in federal prison. These enhancements are a great improvement over the standard items or privileges enjoyed by most federal prison inmates.
- Sentence Reduction Programs
- Pre-Sentence Interview Preparation
- Compassionate Release Program
- Pre-Sentence Report Examination
- BOP Facility Designation
- Judicial Recommendations
- RDAP Eligibility Assessment &
Positioning Paper (REAPP)
- Administrative Remedy Program
- Furlough Requests
- Transfer Requests
- Halfway House (CCC) Placement
- Inmate Perks and Upgrades
- Individual Client Research
- Commutation of Sentence Program
- Dismiss your Detainers
- Mothers & Infants Together (MINT)
- Consultation with your Legal Defense Team
- Many other programs
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