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.
Julie Miller is the Director of State Prison Advocates, a division of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. In addition, she serves as is Vice-Chair of our Advisory Board, after a 24 year career in Corrections.
Julie's knowledge and experience spans her responsibilities as a Case Manager, Disciplinary Hearing Officer, and Case Management Coordinator. She has expert knowledge in classification and designation issues, Compassionate Release/Reduction in Sentence, inmate discipline, Residential Reentry Center/Home Detention referrals, mental health commitments, and administrative remedies. Julie is a State Prison Expert.
Shakeerah Long serves as Assistant Director of State Prison Advocates, a division of Justice Solutions of America, Inc., as well as the Director of Justice Programs for all divisions and has more than 10 years of experience with Justice Solutions of America, Inc.. In addition to her federal and state prison advocacy experience of over 30 years, Shakeerah's expertise spans the areas of sentencing mitigation, parole, pardons and sentence commutations. She is responsible for these services within several of our divisions.
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.