Expert Testimony

Some cases require in-depth knowledge of BOP policy when it comes to prisoner rights or even defending someone associated with the BOP (contract, employee, etc.).  Prisonology is a policy expert source used in criminal defense cases as well as civil litigation where knowledge of the BOP is paramount.  Our experts have worked on:

  • Prisoner treatment cases

  • Use of force

  • Gang-related assaults

  • Support of BOP personnel in criminal matters

Prisonology is an asset in cases where defendants are involved in any felony matter.  We are experts on BOP policies related to:

  • the treatment of prisoners

  • health care of prisoners

  • issues facing certain vulnerable prisoners, and program eligibility.  

Prisonology experts provide declarations as supplements to motions in federal courts. Our experts are recognized in federal courts across the United States and in international jurisdictions related to extradition to the United States.

We are experts on BOP policies and the detailed documentation the agency keeps.  We provide declarations for persons seeking re-sentencing as a result of a new law or compassionate release through an evaluation of BOP records (education, programming, work, security classification, PATTERN score).  These declarations are used extensively in cases after the District of Columbia passed the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) in 2016.  Prisonology experts review BOP records and provide a declaration which includes how the prisoner will successfully transition back into society.

The BOP is also under a tremendous amount of pressure to correct decades of problems.  The challenges faced by the BOP affect all prisoners and Prisonology experts can provide context to the Court on those issues facing the agency.  Information on corruption, staff shortages, medical care, and poor management within the BOP is worth presenting to the Court when a term of incarceration is in the balance.