COVID-19 Podcast Updates

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May 18, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast – A review of the Hurwitz Memo (May 8 2020) which is an update to other criteria for Home Confinement under the CARES Act.  Also, advice on whether someone is asking for relief under CARES Act when they should be asking for Compassionate Release … and the long shots associated with that.

May 13, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast – Are consultants bothering you and promising some get out of jail free service?  Chances are, you’re getting ripped off.  This series looks at CARES Act, Compassionate Release and hiring someone to help you with any prison issue.  When looking to hire someone, think about what they are promising, how much it costs and whether they have the credentials to do what they say.

May 12, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast – Updates on spread of COVID-19 in federal prisons, Insights into the Hurwitz Memo (dated April 22, 2020) that provides guidelines to those the BOP is evaluating for Home Confinement.  Also, for those looking for additional help, we provide a transparent overview of information you need to get to Prisonology to have your own case evaluated.

May 8, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, updates on inmates moving from FCIs (quarantine) back to camp … prison COVID-19 testing expands leading to over 500 new positive tests in one day.  We also do a case profile for someone who is looking at Home Confinement and Compassionate Release.  We let you know the positive and negative attributes of their case.

May 6, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast , discussion of minimum inmates in lockdown …. the existence of a “Supreme” Committee who is giving the direction on who is and who is not released.  If someone is locked inside … they are still on the list!

May 6, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, discussion on why social distancing is so difficult in prisons … the conditions, the medical care, the interactions with outside personnel / facilities and transportation.

May 4, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, discussion on conditions of minimum security camper who have been put inside secure facilities …. we know there is a lot of pressure on these people.  Also a quick discussion on custody … what happens to the person languishing in county jail in between designation.  Also, any truth or substance to HR 6400 and S 3579 regarding Emergency Community Supervision Act … it does exist but don’t expect any action.

May 1, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, discussion on cases regarding what judges are asking of the BOP as far as information / profiles on inmates.  As the BOP continues to be vague on who is and who is not on the “list” for possible home confinement, we try to provide insights into what they will do next.

April 30, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, discussion on credits being accumulated under programs established under the First Step Act.  With COVID-19 interrupting classes across the Bureau of Prisons, how might that effect my release date under the CARES Act.

April 28, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast, update on COVID-19 spread in Bureau of Prisons and insights on the BOP’s policy regarding 50% of time served, then 25%, then some hybrid … it’s causing confusion. Also, looking at hiring a consultant to help you … we give you insights on what to look for, costs and what to expect. Buyer beware !

April 27, 2020 – Prisonology Podcast on PATTERN Scores related to issues on Home Confinement.

April 23 2020 – Prisonology Podcast and update on COVID-19.

April 13 2020 – Prisonology update on COVID-19 and answering questions

February 2020 – Can’t get enough of Jack Donson? Hear him on the American Bar Association Podcast earlier this year. Full of practical information.

January 2020 – Jack Donson interviewed on American Bar Association Podcast about sentence designation process. Donson provides the facts and the myths behind what really drives designation.

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