Federal Confinement Advocacy
We have vast experience helping clients cope with federal confinement issues. Based on more than 30 years of experience assisting clients committed to the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), we possess extensive knowledge of the BOP and its stated mission, services, policies, program statements, regulations, and institutions. Mr. Sickler has visited 51 federal prisons and has advised clients with inmate matters in 86 of the Bureau of Prisons’ 119 institutions. He has advised clients both domestically and internationally.
Prison advocacy services vary widely depending on client circumstances but typically include:
- Helping the client make informed choices on a suitable institutional location to meet their and their family’s needs.
- Assisting a client in obtaining designation to the facility of choice. This includes working directly with federal designation officials.
- Upon designation, thoroughly preparing client and family for the prison experience. This preparation assists in the client’s adjustment to confinement.
- During their time in custody, we act as the client’s advocate, addressing a myriad of issues that arise during confinement (e.g., medical, disciplinary, programming, communication, transfer, furlough, re-entry).