Prison advocacy/advisory services for pre/post sentencing & during incarceration
"From pre-sentencing to parole, Craig quarterbacked my entire bid. He wore many hats for my family, friends, and me. His extreme knowledge of the NYSDOCCS guided me every step of the way. Whether it was with CASAT applications, work release applications, shock incarceration applications or appeals, Craig spearheaded all of them I have a great support system and Craig was there for their countless questions and he was also there just as a shoulder of support for this very difficult and sdcary time for them. He was also a voice of reason and comfort for me whether it was a 30-minute phone call or a 3-minute phone call. I served 20-months on a 2 to 6 year sentence and Craig led the way. He has become part of my family and a simple thank you isn't enough." - KT, Feb 2020
"At an extremely difficult and dark time in our life, Craig was there for my husband and our family. He was knowledgeable, honest and supportive. Craig guided us through the DOCCS maze and was with us every step of the way until my husband came home." - Feb, 2019
"Thank you Craig for everything you did for us while I was incarcerated, especially for taking my calls when I felt the walls were closing in on me. I am grateful for your guidance & support for the parole board hearing and for making sure I was awarded merit and came home early." - Feb, 2019
Retained while client was already incarcerated on a sentence of 1 to 3 yrs. Prepared and filed clients Parole Report. Client was approved on Merit Parole earning 2-months off for merit (good time) and released at 10-months time served.
Contacted by client's grandmother for home client was the primary caretaker. Client around 26-27 years old at time of attempted burglary. Suffered from serious drug addiction and while under the influence tried to break into a Duane Reade with two friends. Abandoned by his parents at a young age client was raised by his grandmother. Worked to ensure proper programming was satisfied and what programming might be available in order to return client home to his elderly grandmother in a speedy manner.
Client sentenced to 4.5 years determinate (flat) sentence. Helped facilitate client transition to the over-60 facility from a more dangerous medium security facility and be within 90-minutes of New York City.
Engaged as part of a joint investigation by the New York County District Attorneys office and the U.S. Attorneys Office Southern District to advise on sentencing issues and the implications on the NYSDOCCS (Inside Outside Ltd.) and The Federal Bureau of Prisons (Justice Advocacy Group). Client sentenced to 24-months and got home confinement in 8-months.
Retained by client after sentencing while at Nassau County Jail awaiting transfer to the NYSDOCCS. Client was sentenced to 24-months determinate. Client was medically disqualified from SHOCK so we go client approved for the SHOCK Alternative Program (intensive ASAT) and client was released after 15.5 months.