State Prison Advocates
State Prison Advocates, a division of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. is a nationally based state prison consulting company with decades of experience in state prison consulting, as well as the county jail corrections industry. State Prison Advocates was created with decades of combined experience in paralegal, criminal justice, state and federal prison and county jail corrections experts who function as state prison and county jail advocates and correctional specialists who are preeminent in the field of State and County Prisoner’s Rehabilitation, Rights and Advocacy.
John Irwin is our Executive Director and has been with Justice Solutions of America, Inc. since 2011. Mr. Irwin has worked in conjunction with a Federal Bureau of Prisons Reentry Center in Arizona specializing in federal inmate re-entry, as well as with the Arizona Department of Corrections and the Colorado Department of Corrections in his corrections career. He develops cutting-edge strategies in prisoner advocacy, along with our other State Prison Advocates.
Shakeerah Long is the Assistant Director of both State Prison Advocates and Federal Prison Consultants. She has a career that spans over 30 years working with both state prison inmates and federal prison inmates, their families and loved ones, as well as criminal defense attorneys. Shakeerah's expertise spans the areas of sentencing mitigation, pardons, parole and sentence commutation. She is responsible for case management and the intake of all new cases. Shakeerah spent many years working with the Delaware Department of Correction, and has been with Justice Solutions of America, Inc. for well over 10 years.
Pete Curcio is our Special Adviser. He served 25 years in the New York City Department of Corrections at Riker’s Island and rose to the position of second highest in the Chain of Command. After his retirement with the New York City Department of Corrections, Pete became a corrections consultant with the United States Department of Justice and has been training Federal, State and County level Senior Corrections Executives all across the Country. Training all levels of government, in positions such as Correctional Wardens, Correctional Superintendents and other Senior Level Corrections Executives, gives Pete hands-on contact and insight into Federal, State and Local County Correctional Institutions.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Correctional Surveys (The Annual Probation Survey, National Prisoner Statistics Program, Annual Survey of Jails, and Annual Parole Survey)
Our dedicated team of state prison advocates, lead by Mr. Irwin, provides state prison advocacy, with documented results, on behalf of state and county criminal defendants and their criminal defense attorneys. Our state prison consultants have a shared work history of more than 200 years at senior levels of Federal, State and Local Government, including many State Department of Corrections, City and County Corrections Agencies, State and County Probation Offices, The White House, United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System in the U.S. District Courts.
Among the results of our state prison and jail advocacy services, as well as state and county correctional consulting services are shortened periods of state prison and county jail incarceration, nationwide networked experience in assessing State Prison Programs, maximum periods of Half Way House Placement and access to medical and mental health treatment.
Please call our State Prison Advocates division toll-free now, for a complimentary initial consultation at
1-855-6-PRISON or 1-855-677-4766. We are available Monday through Friday, Eastern Time, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Our state prison consulting team can help you or a loved one, regarding all 50 States and their state or county correctional systems.