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Book Review: How to Navigate Through Federal Prison and Gain An Early Release

By Christopher T. Powell, Jr.

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How to Navigate Through Federal Prison and Gain An Early Release
By Lisa Barrett with Jamila T. Davis
Voices International Publications (2015) 

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With a desire to help those who are sentenced to serve time in a federal prison, Lisa Barrett has written a detailed guide to surviving and thriving while incarcerated. In a book that is the first of its kind, written from a prisoner’s perspective, Barrett prepares inmates for what they will face.

As a criminal lawyer, I see firsthand clients’ fears and apprehension after sentencing. The attorney is only able to guide inmates to a certain point. We review and question the pre-sentence report and advocate for a lighter sentence. However, we are ill-prepared to guide them beyond the courtroom. Without the resources to hire a prison advocate, many clients will find this guide to be a quality alternative in preparing for the everyday reality of incarceration.

Orange Is the New Black, while humorous and entertaining, is not the reality

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