Subject-Matter Experts 

To serve justice-impacted people better, we feature interviews with our subject-matter experts, including leaders of US Probation, sentencing judges, and the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

US Federal Probation

During this 1-hour interview, we speak with Chris Maloney, a former chief of US Probation. The link to our page offers timestamps of the video, with all the questions we ask.

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Retired Chief Probation Officer, Chris Maloney

Federal Bureau of Prisons

During this 45-minute interview, we speak with Hugh Hurwitz, a retired director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Hugh speaks with us about the First Step Act, which is the most significant piece of legislation in an entire generation.

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Retired Director of BOP, Hugh Hurwitz: First Step Act

Federal Bureau of Prisons

During this 35-minute interview, we continue our conversation with the former director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hugh Hurwitz. He speaks with us about designations, treaty transfers, security levels, and other matters.

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Retired Director of BOP, Hugh Hurwitz: Designations

Federal District Court Judge

We interviewed US District Court Judge Mark Bennett, asking questions about preparing before sentencing. The judge offered guidance that would help any person who anticipates the possibility of a sentencing hearing.

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US District Court Judge Mark Bennett

Federal District Court Judge

We interviewed US District Court Judge Stephen Bough to get more information that would help people before sentencing. Learn how to create mitigation strategies before being sentenced, and how to help your attorney argue for a better outcome at sentencing.

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US District Court Judge Mark Bennett

Halfway Houses and Home Confinement

We interviewed Jon Gustin as part of our leadership series with the Bureau of Prisons. Jon retired as Administrator of the Residential Reentry Management Branch, overseeing all halfway houses and home confinement programs across the country.

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Jon Gustin, Retired BOP leader in charge of halfway houses