What are minimum security camps or prisons like?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains the conditions of a minimum security camp or 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: What are minimum security camps or prisons like?

    Ed Bales: Minimum security camps, the best way to describe are like a college dormitory. They usually don't have any bars on the windows, usually there's no controlled movement. Inmates can walk freely through the system. They can actually walk away if they wanted to. It's more of an honor system. It's the most relaxed of a prison.