What is the difference between a prison consultant and sentencing expert?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales discusses the difference between a prison consultant and a sentencing expert.

    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 is the difference between a prison consultant and a sentencing expert?

    Ed Bales: Prison consultants mainly deal with the facilitation of prison related matters. Where's someones going to go? What level? What programs maybe available that will reduce their sentence? Sentencing consultants deal with the scoring system, that's usually assigned from the Court of jurisdiction and they deal with related issues as far as security levels go and as far as alternatives to sentences. You need both in my opinion to work a good team effort to get someone the best possible sentence and make the sentence as easy as it's possible on them once they do go into incarceration.