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Book Review: Federal Prison Guidebook 2012-2014 Edition

By Elizabeth Kelley

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Federal Prison Guidebook 2012-2014 Edition

By Alan Ellis, J. Michael Henderson & Todd Bussert
James Publishing (2012)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Kelley

Just as every two years congressional and legislative elections take place, so too, former NACDL President Alan Ellis and his co-authors publish a new edition of the Federal Prison Guidebook. Simply put, the Federal Prison Guidebook is indispensable — for criminal defense lawyers, judges, U.S. Attorneys, probation officers, and individuals (along with their families) facing federal time.

Like the previous editions, the 2012-2014 edition of the Guidebook is divided into two sections. The first section, of approximately 200 pages, is an introduction to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the seemingly labyrinthian world of federal sentencing. The second section is a guide to every federal prison, including facilities that are privately managed, organized by region of the country. The information in this section is arranged in a format t

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