Expertise DescriptionI have over 45 years of experience in correctional facility operations. My expertise includes all areas from both an operational and an administrative perspective. I worked for over 30 years in one of the largest prison / jail complexes in the country. I started as a correction officer and retired as division chief in charge of six facilities. I served as warden in maximum, medium, and minimum facilities and with both male and female inmates. I managed jails with federal court oversight and developed disengagement policies and procedures. I have experience in conflict resolution, admission procedure, court detention, front entrance procedures, armory control, correctional facility security, suicide prevention / classification / deliberate indifference and search procedures. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony. I am familiar with areas such as inmate classification, inmate disturbances, inmate transportation, giving expert opinion on inmate abuse.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: correctional agencies and compliance orders regarding use-of-force, double-celling, punitive segregation, staffing, related vicarious liability and failure-to-train cases; correctional and justice operations technical assistance; individual cases brought by defendant inmates, correctional officers, and correctional administrators.
My consulting services include: high echelon command and supervisory positions in the largest municipal detention service; design and implementation of the first infant care nursery for incarcerated mothers; conditional release and after-care programs.
I began my career as a Correction Officer and was promoted through the ranks to Captain, Assistant Deputy Warden, Deputy Warden, Deputy Warden in Command, Warden and finally Chief. I oversaw a court detention facility and a new admission facility where the focus was on early identification of inmates who were at risk for suicide to ensure constant supervision and mental health intervention. At one time in my career I was in charge of the Correction Academy where I was responsible for the development of suicide prevention training for both new recruits and in-service staff.
|Master's||Public Administration||John Jay College of Criminal Justice|
|Bachelor's||Arts History||John Jay College of Criminal Justice|
|Associate of Science||Accounting||New York City Community Technical College|
Awards & Affiliation
|Emerald Society New York City|
|Department of Correction – Distinguished Honor|
|Man of the Year|
American Jail Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases