BOP MEANS: Back Off the Punishment: Making the Case That Judges Must Fix the BOP by Imposing Fewer and Shorter Prison Terms

The Bureau of Prisons is dysfunctional, dangerous and dehumanizing.  Its failures have been well-documented recently in the press, in OIG reports, and in judicial opinions. But some judges still don’t understand that they have the power and the responsibility to do something about it.  Moreover, lawyers don’t always know that BOP dysfunction is powerful sentencing…

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A View From the Bench: Sentencing Expert Alan Ellis Discusses His Interviews with 40+ Judges About What Matters at Sentencing

Watch on YOUTUBE or LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS Helping us get set for sentencing, attorney Alan Ellis.  He’s an expert in all things sentencing and post-conviction relief and the author of the wildly popular Federal Prison Guidebook. IN THIS EPISODE: The importance of knowing your Judge; How to develop mental health mitigation; The need to…

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