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Expert in Federal Prison System

Expert ID: 736406 California, USA

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Expert, is the Managing Director of his consulting group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation and in-prison matters. He has written and had published four books focusing on the federal prison system.

Expert has both contributed articles to, and been interviewed by, a broad selection of media outlets, including USA Today, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, CNN, Fox News, Detroit Free Press, Prison Legal News, Criminal Legal News, Truth-Out, Think Progress, and others. He also reviews books for the New York Journal of Books.

Expert has a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business Administration and Legal Studies) and a Masters of Business Administration from Adams State University. Also from ASU, he earned a Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Advanced Certificate in Paralegal Studies, and an Employment Law Certificate. He is currently a law student at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He is currently a member of the Trial Practice Honors Board and the UC Davis Law Review. He is also holds a prestigious position of Students Against Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Law Association.

Expert has been recognized by a large number of legal, book, and writing organizations for his expertise. His Federal Prison Handbook has enjoyed a number of awards and recognitions:

-Foreword Magazine: Social Sciences Indie Book of the Year (3rd place)
-IndieReader Nonfiction Discovery Award (3rd place)
-Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Nonfiction Award
-Colorado Independent Book Publishing Awards: Nonfiction Shortlist
-National Indie Excellence Awards: Nonfiction Award
-Readers Favorite Book Awards: Gold Medal, General Nonfiction
-Chanticleer Book Awards: Instructional & Insightful Nonfiction Award
-Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Montaigne Medal Finalist
-Feathered Quill Book Awards: Nonfiction Informational Category (2nd place)

Expert was named a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award. His Prison Law Blog was named a Top Law Blawg by the American Bar Association. His book College for Convicts was the recipient of the Eric Hoffer Book Award’s Montaigne Medal for the most thought-provoking book of the year. He was recognized in the Pen America Center’s prison writing contest.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Davis, California - Sacramento, California - San Francisco, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: JD Subject: Juris Doctor Institution: University of California, Davis School of Law
Year: 2019 Degree: Masters of Business Administration Subject: Leadership Studies Institution: Adams State University
Year: 2016 Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Subject: Legal Studies and Business Administration Institution: Adams State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: A boutique federal criminal defense consultancy specializing in prison preparation, resolution of in-prison matters, and reentry success. Our goal is to help you serve the least amount of time in the best federal prison with the earliest opportunity for release.

Responsible for oversight of the daily operations of the firm. This includes supervising a team of prison consultants and administrative staff. Specializes in the areas of prison disciplinary defense, health care advocacy, and criminal justice reform.
Years: 2018 to 2020 Employer: Law Offices of Brandon Sample Title: Marketing Director Department: Responsibilities: The Law Offices of Brandon Sample is a federal criminal defense law firm focused on pre-trial and trial, sentence mitigation strategies, federal appeals, 28 U.S.C. § 2255 Motions and 28 U.S.C. § 2241 Petitions, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) Motions, clemency requests, and compassionate release petitions.

During his tenure as the firm's Marketing Director, he was responsible for firm branding, website development, public relations, and other marketing and business development responsibilities.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Contributing Writer Department: Responsibilities: Criminal justice and criminal court litigation reporter.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Huffington Post Title: Contributing Writer Department: Responsibilities: Authored articles for "Crime Blog" folio. Articles focused on criminal justice topics.
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: New York Journal of Books Title: Criminal Justice Book Reviewer Department: Responsibilities: Reviewed criminal justice and other legal books.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: New York Daily News Title: Contributing Writer Department: Responsibilities: Authored freelance articles about criminal justice topics.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Contributing Writer Department: Responsibilities: Authored freelance criminal justice articles.
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Contributing Writer, Book Author Department: Responsibilities: Authored the Prison Education Guide, a book about correspondence education for American prisoners. Tasked with reporting about state and federal prisons. Currently, Chief COVID-19 reporter.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Law Review, University of California at Davis, 2020-Present
Criminal Law Association, Vice President, University of California at Davis, 2019-Present
Students Against Mass Incarceration, Vice President, University of California at Davis, 2019-Present
Awards / Recognition
Society of Professional Journalists: Mark of Excellence finalist
Foreword Magazine: Social Sciences Indie Book of the Year (3rd Place)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Nonfiction Award
Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Montaigne Medal Finalist
Colorado Independent Book Publishing Awards: Nonfiction Shortlist
Feathered Quill Book Awards: Nonfiction Informational Category (2nd Place)
IndieReader Nonfiction Discovery Award (3rd Place)
National Indie Excellence Awards: Nonfiction Award
Readers Favorite Book Awards: Gold Medal, General Nonfiction
Chanticleer Book Awards: Instructional & Insightful Nonfiction Award
American Bar Association's Top 100 Law Blawgs
Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Montaigne Medal
Pen America Center, Writing Awards
Publications and Patents Summary
Author of four books focusing on federal prison systems.
Many publications on the Coronavirus.

Expert has both contributed articles to, and been interviewed by, a broad selection of media outlets, including USA Today, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, CNN, Fox News, Detroit Free Press, Prison Legal News, Criminal Legal News, Truth-Out, Think Progress, and others. He also reviews books for the New York Journal of Books.

His work has been cited in the Yale Law Journal, New York University Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Duke Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Public Interest Law Reporter, UCLA Law Review & Discourse, Wake Forest Law Review, American Criminal Law Review, Federal Sentencing Reporter, and a recent conference paper at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expert holds a Masters in Business Administration in Leadership Studies from Adams State University. He is also the former Marketing Director of the Law Offices of Brandon Sample.

Throughout Expert' career, he has written for The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, New York Journal of Books, Blog Critics, Prison Legal News, Criminal Legal News, and other media outlets.

He is also well-versed in various forms of media, including broadcast, print, and online.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Native

Fields of Expertise

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