Jack is a retired DOJ-Federal Bureau of Prison’s employee with over 30 years of experience working with the incarcerated, attorneys and law enforcement. While employed with the government, he worked in case management capacities for the Correctional Programs Division, which included assignments in the Philadelphia Regional Office and the New York City Community Corrections Office.
Jack participated in national policy writing workgroups, auditing facilities, and trained facility staff throughout the Northeast United States. During his career, he received three national awards and over 30 meritorious performance awards.
Prior to his Federal government service, Jack was a Probation & Parole Officer in the Commonwealth of PA (Pike County). He received an Honorable Discharge from the US Army where he served as a Military Policeman and Stinger Missile Gunner.
Jack’s passion is prison reform and he also serves on several non-profit boards. He is a member of the NACDL Corrections Committee and is the chair for an ABA sub-committee on BOP policy. He has testified on Federal prison issues throughout the United States and provided training to Federal Defenders, Judges and the CJA Panel.
Aside from his private business, Jack is the co-founder and VP of Prisonology, LLC and the Director of Case Management Services for FedCURE .
Jack’s perspectives have been quoted in the national media including Forbes, The New York Times, and Bloomberg News. He has also appeared in documentaries on CNBC and for the Center for Public Integrity.
After retiring from the Federal Bureau of Prison, Jack became involved with federal prison reform in D.C. but it wasn’t until Hampton approached him that he realized the even greater need to support our community and local justice initiatives. His belief is the nature of our rural area presents unique challenges and has not escaped the nation crisis from addiction and the damaged it has caused. Furthermore, our local resources are lacking and fragmented so Jack feels we can fill a void to support individuals as well as the local organizations with a similar focus.
What Jack really appreciated was the pro bono volunteer work the organization has done over the years as opposed to the people he worked with within the DC beltway that are well “paid” reformers with more of an alliance to the organization and politics rather than the individual requiring the resources. He believes this organization can be a positive factor going forward and hopes to help develop various needed programs and services.