Meet Jack Donson – Federal Bureau of Prisons (retired)

Jack Donson is the co-founder of Prisonology, a consulting, expert testimony and educational firm on topics related to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Jack has worked directly with the incarcerated for three decades at the county, state and federal levels. He has a passion for federal prison reform and have been involved in national reform efforts since his retirement from the DOJ-Federal Bureau of Prisons.

During his career, he received several National awards and worked directly with diverse populations (Pre-trial, Minimum, Low, Medium, Administrative, & Witness Security) in the trenches of the prison system. Jack’s understanding of BOP policy, nuances and culture is extraordinary. Jack is a member of the Corrections Committees of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the American Bar Association (ABA) where he is the Chair of the Subcommittee on BOP Policy.  Jack believes that many proactive prison reforms can be accomplished under the existing policy and statutory framework.  Further, he believes few understand the existing policies, particularly defendants who are affected by them the most.  His leadership ability in combination with his practical experience provides him with unique insight which is valuable for clients, legislators and reform organizations.

Jack has been a part of panel discussions, keynote presentations, and continuing legal education discussions.  He has also been instrumental in assisting media and academics on gaining access to visit and film inside of federal prisons. The topics that he speaks on include:

  • Federal Bureau of Prison Policies
  • Federal Bureau of Prison Reform
  • Solitary Confinement
  • Life in Federal Prison
  • Corrections Industry
  • Corrections Legislation

Jack has a B.S. in Sociology / Anthropology from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Marywood University.

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