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Podcast: Introduction to the First Step Act
Bruce Cameron -- Federal Prison Consultant Bruce Cameron -- Federal Prison Consultant
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Dallas, TX
Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Bruce and Jose discuss the signing of the First Step Act into law on December 21, 2018. They outline how the Act and it’s requirements and how it will be implemented through the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons.

While some of the provisions took effect immediately – Sentencing and Compassionate Release – there are several parts of the Bill that will be phased in over the next three years.

Learn the basic process of how someone can be considered for early release under the First Step Act.

Questions that Bruce and Jose discuss:

  • Who will receive the most benefit from the First Step Act?
  • How will inmates benefit from the change to the Good Conduct Time?
  • What are Earned Time Credits? What are “Productive Activities”? And what is the actual benefit an inmate can receive? How will this effect RRC, Home Confinement, and Supervised Release?
  • How does an inmate redeem Earned Time Credits?
  • How will initial designations and transfers be effected by the FSA?

If you or a loved one is going through this and you need a prison consultant to help you expedite things, please don't hesitate to contact us

Bruce Cameron is a widely known expert, most known in his prior engagements as a Federal Law Enforcement official with over 25 years in development, consultation and assessment for high value and high potential individualls.  He is the founder of Federal Prison Authority.  Bruce has given multiple national and international talks and presentations, authored several publications and has numerous media mentions.

Jose Santana, formerly Chief of the Designation and Sentence Computation Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, recently retired from the Bureau in December 2017. Mr. Santana is a subject matter expert in classifications, designations, and complex federal sentencing issues. During his tenure, Mr. Santana provided training in the areas of sentence computation, classification, and designation, of federal inmates to U.S. Sentencing Commission, U.S. federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Probation Officers, U.S. Marshals, and court officials.

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Name: Bruce Cameron LPC-S LSOTP CPC
Title: Director
Dateline: Dallas, TX United States
Direct Phone: 214-431-2032
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