Will I have to work in prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains how most people will have to work in prison, with the exception of a elderly or those with a medical excuse.

    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: Will I have to work in prison?

    Ed Bales: Most people have to work when they go to prison. If you are an elder inmate or if you have a medical condition you maybe excused from work temporarily or permanently depending on your condition but most people have assignments that range from two hours to seven hours during the day, five days per week. Work assignments can be in custodial, kitchen. They could be in a work environment such as electrical shop, plumbing shop. Depending on your skills, your counselor will try to match you in the particular job. Salary ranges range anywhere from usually 15 cents up to maybe a $50 an hour.