Shadow Politics, 05/04/2020
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez
Guests, Ed Bales and Sean R Francis
As inmates test positive for the corona virus, jail officials scramble to reduce the risk Our guests this week are Ed Bales, Founder of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. Bales, one of the pioneers of the federal and state prison consulting and advocacy industry; and Sean R. Francis, M.S., president of Justice Solutions of America, Inc.. He spent close to 11 years as an inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As we stay at home and hunker down with our friends and families, we can only wonder how others, who do not have that luxury, might be experiencing this international public health emergency. Maria and I have discussed how people experiencing homelessness are coping with COVID-19. Now we will talk about a forgotten population, which is in a precarious position. How do we control the spread of the virus in confined spaces, such as prisons and jails? Join us!
Ed Bales is Founder of Justice Solutions of America, Inc. and its divisions. Mr. Bales is one of the pioneers of the Federal & State Prison Consulting and Advocacy Industry and has earned the following:
- Adjudicated Federal Prison Expert in US District Court and US Circuit Court
- Approved Federal Prison Expert under the Federal CJA (Criminal Justice Act)
- Approved Federal Prison and Sentencing Expert for the FDA (Federal Defender's Association)
- Chosen as the NBC Special Prison Policy Advisor to the Staff of "The Today Show"
- Chosen as the Federal Prison Advisor to Internationally Renowned Fictional Writer, Susan Swan
Mr. Bales has been internationally recognized for well over two decades. He has been a special consultant to hosts of NBC's "The Today Show" and has interviewed with NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, Comcast Morning Show, Bloomberg News, The Glenn Beck Show and more. He has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, MLex International Magazine, People & Wired Magazines and others, as well as an uncountable number of radio talk shows, books and many other International, National and Local Media Outlets over the past two decades.
He spent close to 11 years as an inmate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During that time, Sean grew determined to change and find a way to help people through his own experience. This determination has led to a career in advocating for those who find themselves in the unfortunate position of criminal defendant.
Sean also has a history of advocating for the wrongfully accused. He has interned with the California Innocence Project and spent years working to secure the release of wrongfully convicted inmates.
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