Am I at risk for violence or sexual abuse in prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains the risk for violence and sexual abuse in prison.

    Ed Bales

    Ed Bales is the Managing Director of Federal Prison Consultants, LLC. He has 25 years of related experience. He was a Practice Administrator for a law practice for many years and has developed cutting edge strategies to assist Defendants, Inmates and Attorneys with pre and post sentencing strategies and Federal and State prison advocacy. He has been featured on National and International Broadcasts for both Television and Radio. He is also referenced in several books and Nationally based newspapers as a noted Prison Expert.


    Federal Prison Consultants, LLC is a full service Federal and State prison and sentencing consulting and advocacy firm. The combined experience on staff contains over 200 years of Criminal Justice, Paralegal, Psychological and Advocate experience.

    Host: Am I at risk for violence or sexual abuse?

    Ed Bales: When you go to prison, it's very important to be classified correctly in your security level. Low security levels like a minimum security or low security have a low risk of sexual abuse or violence. When you get into facilities like medium, high facilities and maximum facilities, you are at much more risk to violence if you are younger, if you are naive. All those factors make a difference.