My name is Brian. I pled guilty to one account of wire fraud affecting a financial institution. I am an engineer by education, but a consultant by experience. I served my sentence at Duluth Prison Camp and worked in the clothing room/laundry dept. I met several other guys like myself who had no idea what they were getting into. I am very detailed and organized with my program. I would like the opportunity to help get you prepared.
You are purchasing time with me to be used before, during, or after incarceration. I will meet with you one on one, in person or via video conferencing (your preference), prior to your self surrender date to ensure that you learn as much as you need to know for your situation. Each person and case is different so I concentrate on what each individual needs. You will not find the information that I provide anywhere online. I am not an attorney and this is not legal advise. My work is much more valuable for where you are going.
We will review in depth the following primary topics:
1. Pre Entry
2. Week 1 in Prison
3. Prison Living
4. Release / Halfway House / Home Confinement
6. Post Prison Life
We will review your pre sentence report (PSR) and cover what to expect based on the information that was given, get your finances in order by setting up auto bill pays (if not already done), identify restitution requirements, setting aside funds for family, commissary account set up, obtain your inmate number and set up transportation for arrival at prison.
You will learn R&D check in process, medical evaluation, psych evaluation, call outs, PAC number, phone room operations, trulincs (email) operations, commissary set up and first purchase, A&O, bed roll contents, making your bed, mail procedures, and your personal property.
You will learn both BOP and unwritten prison rules, your facility, paperwork (examples are BP8,9,10, cop outs), lingo, RDAP, contraband, segregation, economics, family interaction, diet and exercise plans, commissary, cooking recipes, chow hall, furloughs, education, staff, politics, work detail, rec, hobby craft, health care, hygiene, shots, SHU, tv room, library, mail procedure, what you can and can not say and COVID 19 impacts.
For release we will cover medical requirements, educational requirements, clothing, and furlough to your next destination. We will review halfway house requirements and living (very similar outline to prison living above) and home confinement requirements.
You will learn how to fill out monthly reporting paperwork, travel requests, standard requirements, any special requirements based on your sentence and prepare for employment upon re-entry. You will be institutionalized to a degree and adjustment during this time will be important.
As an additional option, my wife Sue, is available to meet with your spouse. She will cover visiting requirements, impact on children, setting up CORR lincs, deposits to commissary account, and emotions that she encountered. You must understand that your family serves the sentence just as much, if not more than you will. Get them help.