Reading up a Storm in Federal Prison

June 15, 2014 Reading up a Storm in Federal Prison I like to read. I can't remember when I first lost myself in a book but it's just one of those things I grew up with and have always enjoyed. There's nothing I like more than to spend a Sunday morning on the couch...

One Month Down in Federal Prison

June 8, 2014 One Month Down in Federal Prison As I already wrote on my blog, I've survived my first month here in federal prison. Yay! One down, a few more to go. However, I decided to return to the topic here on the Etika site not because I wish to belabor the...

Week 3 in Federal Prison aka Camp Cupcake

June 2, 2014 Week 3 in Federal Prison aka Camp Cupcake People have been writing me and asking: so how do you spend your time in federal prison? What do you do all day in federal prison? Good questions, and seemingly easy to answer: I wake up, eat breakfast, whack...

Getting Down to Business in Federal Prison

May 25, 2014 Getting Down to Business in Federal Prison A few weeks have passed since I checked in to Lompoc Prison and I'm beginning to feel more-or-less at home, at least as at home as it's possible (or I want) to feel. The truth is, I'm trying to find a balance: I...

Out of Time

Finally, after all the worrying and waiting and wondering, the big day is almost here: I check in tomorrow morning to Lompoc Federal Prison Camp. This will be a short post because my to-do list is still long and the hours are short. In some ways I am relieved. I ran...

Money: The High Cost of Justice

Money: The High Cost of Justice I decided to set aside for the moment all the extremely serious issues you will face as a white collar criminal defendant - loss of freedom and reputation, trauma to self and family, humiliation, incarceration - to focus on another...

Federal Prison Camps: A Brief Primer

Justin's recent post on the best prison camp in America motivated me to weigh in on the same topic.  Of course, the big caveat with my post is that I haven't actually been to prison yet. But I sure have done an awful lot of research.  We'll soon see if that research...

Planning For The Worst

April 1, 2014 In the movies, a felon's big day comes in a fancy courtroom before a jury who solemnly pronounces - against the backdrop of a grandiose musical score - the defendant's guilt or innocence. The reality for most of us is far different. Most defendants will...

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