I’m pleased to share videos from my White Collar Advice Video Series. These videos, amongst other subjects, cover life in federal prison, reporting to federal prison, and more. Please call/text call me at 818-424-2220 with any questions, or you can CLICK HERE to schedule a complimentary consultation.
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Going to prison was something that never crossed my mind. However, after making mistakes and using poor judgment, I crossed over the line and entered the frightening world of the justice system. The 3-4 years leading up to my sentencing hearing have been brutal in all that goes thru the mind over this time and I believe will prove to be the hardest part of my sentence.
As a senior citizen, spending my “golden years” as a prisoner felt overwhelming. I had no clue as to what to expect. However, I feel blessed to have come across the information videos that Justin and Walt had prepared from their first hand experiences in federal prison camp. They also drew upon conversations they had with hundreds of other inmates and their experiences leading up to and going thru the prison experience. The information that they so generously made available seems to be very helpful. I will be much better prepared going in having a general idea of what my day to day life will be in all aspects of life in a prison camp and how to prepare to walk out of there at the end of my sentence. Being positive, having a purpose and knowing you have the support of others inside I will be living with, is very helpful. If my health holds up as a 70 year old, I am confident that I will have time to be back in the every day lives of my 6 kids and 8 grandchildren that are all under the age of 8. My mistakes will cost me 3-4 years of watching them grow, but with the help and direction that Justin and Walt provide, I am confident that I will be back in their lives as a stronger and wiser father, grandfather and husband.
Thanks so much for your insight and inspiration. I am facing sentencing for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. I could never imagine me of all people being federally indicted and convicted of anything. Words can’t describe how miserable my life has been since my arrest and indictment. I am so happy I found out about you, Walt and guys that offer a first hand perspective on the federal criminal justice system and prison camps.
Keep up the good work.
I have to say that when I happened upon Justin’s and Walt’s White Collar 101 videos it actually changed my life – for the better, I might add. In this day and age, we expect information on virtually any topic to appear magically on our screen. That’s not (or at least, hasn’t) been the case where prison is concerned. The information out there is sparse, inadequate and, often, wrong, based more on rumor than fact.
This I found to my dismay when I fell unhappily into the criminal justice system as a defendant in a white collar case. I craved information – about the courts, white collar crime, prison camps, prosecutors; really everything to do with this terrible process. Mostly what I found, as I scoured the internet, were rumors, innuendo, dry treatises written by people who have never been in prison, and scam artists trying to make a quick buck off of criminal defendants. I felt terribly alone and confused.
Finally, one day as I sat poking around on Youtube I happened upon Justin’s videos. Here, in one place, was all the information I’d craved. I watched the whole series from start to finish (this was some time ago so there were fewer videos). What I found was what I needed – honest, real information from someone who has been there and tells it like it is. The videos put my mind at ease in so many ways: sometimes, not knowing, is the scariest thing. Hearing from someone who’d been there, survived, and even thrived, calmed me and helped me prepare for the future.
I then reached out to Justin and found that he was a fount of good, useful information that I needed to survive this grueling process. Sometimes, it’s most important to know that you are not alone, that there are other normal people out there who may have made a terrible mistake but who have managed to use the system, not let it use them, to become better, stronger people.
Justin and Walt, in these videos, are providing information that just was not there before. If you find yourself, like me, alone, scared and fearful as the wheels of justice come crashing toward you, I highly recommend these videos – for me, they were absolutely essential to my survival as a criminal defendant.
My guidelines say that I am now facing 5 years in a Federal Prison. At the time of this comment, I still have 30 days left before Im sentenced. This is an extremely difficult time in my life. I was in the dark with the whole entire process, the attorneys, the Government, the Rules, than I found Justins Videos and started listening to them. I later contacted Justin and we started working together, planning the beginning with the end in mind. Five months ago, I would have never wanted to even speak about my problem to anyone, but now that I have, it is a huge relief, I have family members and real friends that are supporting me. I can say that it is a enormous advantage to hire a consultant for both your piece of mind and a successful entry into prison.
When I received a call from the Social Security Office, I had been expecting and dreading it for years. My mother had died emphysema twenty-nine years ago, and somehow this fact had evaded the Social Security’s attention.
Many years ago, during a personal economic crisis we noticed un-tapped funds in a joint-account set up during my mothers long illness. We ignorantly borrowed from those funds, fully intending to pay them back. You know what happened next: We never got around to paying those funds back, and over the next fifteen yeas, we borrowed from them several more times.
We finally stopped this self distructive practice in 2002, and not knowing what to do next, we chose to do nothing and stick our heads in the sand.
That is until the afore-mentioned phone call.
Being a results orientated person, I of course projected ahead to what I envisioned the ultimate result: Prison. My next step was to search the Internet for information. This lead me to Justin’s and Walt’s videos. Not knowing what to do next, I emailed Justin Paperny. I got an immediate response, and within a day we were talking on the phone.
Justin ended up helping me understand what I may be facing, and guiding me through the process of attaining representation. He is more than a Prison Consultant. He has turned out to be a Life Coach and a Friend. Someone to go to when you have nowhere else to go. Someone to help you put your plan together.
If you’re reading this, face it you’re already in trouble. It’s not going to go away. Not only are you going to need an attorney, you’re going to need a team to help you through your upcoming ordeal. The best decisions are “informed” decisions. Make sure you have as much information as possible. Give Justin or Walt a call. If not your first call, make it your second.
Justin was my first call. It was one of the smartest calls I ever made. He guided me, and helped me get the best representation possible. I’m not through it all yet, but it looks like I won’t serve any time in a Federal Prison Camp. But if I do, I’ll be prepared for it. I’ll also know I did everything possible to protect my family.
Make that call . . . And Best of Luck.
Working with Justin has been a wonderful experience. I was found guilty to wire fraud and almost lost my mind. I researched online looking for answers I felt my attorney was not providing me. I came across a variety of Prison Consultants and contacted a long list before deciding on Justin Paperny. His first hand experience and extensive knowledge really opened my eyes to what really mattered at this point in my legal battle. He provided a path to follow and very detailed one on one personal assistance that coached me through my process. I am still working with Justin as I have not yet made it to my sentencing but know with Justin by my side he will be an amazing support. The fact he has given me a plan gives me the needed structure to not only make it through this hard time but to come out a stronger and better person.
The videos by Justin and Walt provided answers to a lot of the “unknowns” that have been causing anxiety and fear. I am nearing my sentencing hearing date and am expecting a four to five year term. Although it stills fills me with dread, I am not as fearful of prison life as I was before their videos and Justin’s book.
Thank you for making this difficult time a bit more bearable.
Upon finding myself convicted of a crime, that I tried my best to fight and prove my innocents, I have found myself just days away from being sent to a federal prison by a jury of my peers. The unknown has led me on a path to try and see what I might find out about my predicament online.
There was not much to help me until I found Justin Paperny a consultant and specialist at Etika LLC Ethics in Motion. His videos and books are a Godsend to all that have been convicted or charged and their families to get through these trying times.
My advice would be for you to give Justin a call and start working with him as early as possible in the process after being arrested. Justin will provide great value and help you to understand that you need to be proactive in working with him to help yourself to get through the pain and hardships that are about to happen to you in your immediate future.
Make that call today and you will learn from a man that has been there and will assist you in this process. Thanks again Justin!
I wanted to write a few comments regarding Mr. Justin Paperny and his work on behalf of those whom are faced with incarceration or emerging from this consequential situation. I came across Mr. Paperny’s work via some internet research I was doing on the incarcerated and what they face. I have been a volunteer mentor for a couple of prisoners for the last 8 years and realized that I needed to be better educated on the practical concerns that they might have. Through Mr. Paperny’s “..White-Collar 101 …” web series I gained much needed insight and useful information on what one faces through these processes. These will make me a more informed and better volunteer. Mr. Paperny, to his word, was prompt and gracious in forwarding me a copy of his book “Lessons From Prison” – and I am looking forward to reading this. I am in many ways ignorant to what those that are incarcerated must personally go through, however, by all of us getting more informed on the subject, I feel this will help to provide a helping hand to those who have made a mistake and really are searching for an informed resource to give them a hand-up after a prison sentence. and a path towards self-acceptance and productivity. Mr. Paperny, through his work, is helping both those directly affected by incarceration as well as volunteers (like me) better realize the pragmatic tools, knowledge and compassion one must have to proceed either as someone trying to re-build their own life or a mentor trying to help another to rebuild. Thanks Justin for the great work! MJ
I just completed reading Justin Paperny’s book entitled “Lessons from Prison”. For the past 8 years I have been a mentor/volunteer of sorts to prisoners in state penal institutions. I came across Justin’s work during which time I was doing some internet research on the subject. I felt that I should make a real effort to learn more about what those that are incarcerated actually go through and what these environments are really like so that I could better understand the paradigm of incarceration and, in effect, be a better support system to those whom I mentor. After an e-mail inquiry to Justin requesting a copy of his book, he graciously and promptly sent me a complimentary copy of his book.
I was expecting the book to contain some pragmatic advice and tips on how one could survive in a prison environment or navigate the legal system, but – I have to say, the book really far-exceeded my expectations.
The book which I found hard to put down and was a compelling read, provided not only some great advice for anyone navigating our legal system, those incarcerated, or those post incarceration – but moreover provided valuable guidance that all of us as human beings can and should follow in order to be better, more ethical, more generous and more accountable people AND to see the world not just from the perspective of doing right to garner award or avoid sanctions, but actually doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing!
After reading this book, I have to say that Justin is one of my heroes. I really admire anyone who can make a mistake and turn it around into something positive not only for themselves but for others as well. Although I haven’t had exposure to many of the types of ethical dilemmas posed in the book, I think the book’s guidance applies to us all as humans. I know the book has made me a better person and will help my volunteer subjects. Having been through much education myself, I would even venture to say that the book should be required reading for all students.
The real power of Justin’s work is that it applies to the human experience and has very valuable information that can ultimately, regardless of our diverse circumstances, make us better human beings that live our lives with more compassion, generosity and integrity.
“Lessons from Prison” to me is a “Lessons for Life” book.
Thanks Justin for your work!
My father has recently been sentenced to 30 months in prison. We feel lost. The attorney we have hired is not returning our calls to answer our questions. As I was researching online I came across Justin’s site. I sent him an email and he responded within 15 min. I truly appreciate his great knowledge and all the advice he has given my family and I to get thru this though time we are going thru.
I was just sentenced to 60 months in a Federal Prison for a Marijuana Conspiracy and money laundering. I unfortunately found this brilliant man and website too late or I guess you can say at the right time, because it is very much helping me understand my and my family’s situation. Everything he says is very helpful and true because Justin has been through the same situation we are facing. He is talking truth when he says take ownership and responsibility for your actions, it will absolutely help you to be able to correct and clear up what mistakes you have made. And his knowledge will help you and explain to you what you are about to embark on, it is without a doubt very helpful and true!
This is just the beginning of my new life, to start to make a change for my family and most of all for me! I am begin very honest when I say take in and really understand what it is that Justin is trying to say and teach to you. His videos with Walt from 500 Pearl Street are VERY helpful and insightful and I highly recommend watching them!
Thank you, Justin. You are an amazing person and I am so grateful that you are a part of my son’s life & support system. The advice & tools you provided him for his incarceration were invaluable. As he stated, he went in so prepared because of you. You continue to be there supporting him.
I know the family would be in such a dark place about this situation IF it had not been for you & this site. A light now shines to help us find our way through the darkness.
I watched every one of your videos before he went in & they are excellent with tons of information. I learned so much that has been helpful.
We as a family are so blessed that we found you & this site. I can’t say thank you enough.
I highly recommend anyone facing these situations in their lives, to contact you. You definitely changed the situation for us. Wishing you the best of everything, always,
From a very grateful Mom,
Once I accepted the plea agreement, my process was how to use the next 45-60 to learn about the Federal system as such as possible, from self-reporting, to commissary to the team meeting to the halfway house.
Justin laid out a perfect set of topics to review and understand. His video’s added the real life element to them, via his own first hand experience.
I am 100% better prepared by watching the video;s.
I found Justin late one evening as I was searching the Internet for information on Federal Prison Camps. I had already hired a prison consultant to assist me with the process but I felt as though I was still missing something. I contacted Justin and he spoke with me for over an hour about a variety of issues that were troubling me. It was a breath of fresh air to talk with someone so knowledgable and compassionate about my plight. I knew after the phone call that I had to find the resources to retain Justin. He has generated a plan to allow me to be productive inside Federal Prison Camp. More importantly, He has assisted me in developing a plan for my post prison life and the tasks I need to complete to reach my goals. Finally, he has eased my fears and the fears of my family as I tread through the Federal Justice System! All I can do is say Thank You from the bottom of my heart!
I spoke to Justin after I was sentenced to 2 years Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Fraud. I am sorry that I didn’t speak and hire him sooner.
I report to Petersburg FPC tomorrow. Justin helped a worry wart become cool, calm and collected. I feel prepared to begin the next part of my journey.
Thank You so Much Justin and Company.
Thank you Mark. You are wonderful to work with. I look forward to continuing our work on the inside. Your friend, Justin