Facing Federal Prison

You’re Guilty – Now What™?

You will get through this – no matter how long, this is Temporary.

The things that made you successful in life, are the same ingredients that together we will use to create a Sentencing Mitigation Strategy.

If you’ve been indicted, or even sense it – you need legal representation as the FBI and US Attorney are famous for having an incredibly high rate of convictions – at over 98%.


If You Suspect You’re The Target of  | Before The Presentence Interview (PSI) | After The PSI – But Before The Sentencing Hearing | or After Sentencing or You’re Already Incarcerated – There Are Still Things – At All Levels, We Can Do

For a personal, one-on-one call with me to discuss your current issue, or that of a loved one,  give me a call (240.888.7778). If I am unable to answer, please leave me your name, number, and a brief message, as I personally make every effort to return all of my calls – that same day. Marc

We are not Attorneys, you need legal representation.


Most federal defendants end up, whether on plea or trial – going to prison.

  1. New terms
    • STAKEHOLDERSEVERYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FUTURES
      • The Courts – Congress – Your Attorney – Probation Officer – Prosecutor – Judge – BOP Director Peters – BOP Staff; Unit Team, Case Manager, Education, Medical,  Probation – RRC Manager and Halfway House, Home Confinement, and many more…
      • Case Managers need to know that their work matters, by seeing Incremental Improvements at each of their meetings (remember – this is government…), where you will consistently show your development through your written Reentry Plan, by documenting what you are doing daily to learn, covering,
        1. First, books, that teach you history, business, philosophy, science, and life skills, then for each you will write, daily about the author and why you thought of them and what you learned chapter by chapter. When finished, your TAKEAWAY lessons that you will use in the future.
        2. FSA Programming Class, and the teacher that taught you. What was learned and how/where you can apply these skills after release, also what a great teacher he/she was.
        3. Each time you meet with staff, then after, you should document the results of your meeting by, Name, date, times, and topic.
        4. Build relationships, and not animosity with those Stakeholders, who may choose to advocate for your Early Release, without being asked.

From Amazon, you can get a softback journal-type notebook, with lined pages. The catch is that The BOP will only ALLOW IT IN – IF THERE IS ALREADY WRITTEN MATERIAL INSIDE,

    • Examples on Amazon – but I cannot promise that your BOP Location will let them in, each facility acts independently, so to start it’s – Trial and Error. I’ll be adding to this list.
      • (1) Daily inspiration notebook: Journal with inspirational quotes on each page – Lined paper – 6×9 inches Paperback – September 18, 2020, by Marlice Press $5.99, (2) DREAM BIG DREAMS: College Ruled Notebook – With Inspirational Sayings On Each Page – Hearts On Printed Background Paperback – March 6, 2019, by Village Journals & Notebooks, $6.77, (3) My Positivity Journal: Positivity and Affirmation Journal, diary, notebook. 120 lined pages with affirmation and positivity quotes on each page. Paperback, by Busy Digi Bee, $11.89,  
    • Justice Impacted Persons – that’s every one of us, who the system has touched.
  1. The Presentence Interview is the precursor to The Presentence Report (Blatstein et al.), and in turn, both will determine your future.

Visit Our U-Tube CHANNEL @dr.marcjblatstein and PODCAST SERIES

Federal Sentencing Expertise
SENTENCE MITIGATION: PERSONAL NARRATIVE

PPRSUS 02: THE PRESENTENCE REPORT – ITS IMPACT

PPRSUS 03:  THE PRESENTENCE REPORT – PREPARATION

PPRSUS 04: SELF-SURRENDERING, DON’T END UP IN SOLITARY?

PPRSUS 05a: THE FIRST STEP ACT – GOOD TIME CREDIT

PPRSUS 06a: THE PRESENTENCE REPORT – INCORRECT CAN HAUNT YOU FOR LIFE.

PPRSUS 07: THE FIRST STEP ACT AND PATTERN, WHAT IS IT, AND HOW IS IT USED?

PPRSUS 08a: THE FIRST STEP ACT, AND  ALTERNATIVE BENEFITS, WHAT ARE THEY?

PPRSUS 09: FIRST STEP ACT AND EARLY RELEASE DO I QUALIFY?

PPRSUS 10: FACING FEDERAL INDICTMENT – WHAT TO DO FIRST?

PPRSUS 11: SENTENCING AND PRESENTENCE INTERVIEW PREPARATION, “YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT”

PPRSUS 12: THE PRESENTENCE REPORT AND YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE

PPRSUS 13: THE AVAILABILITY OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

PPRSUS 14: AVAILABILITY OF MEDICAL CARE IN THE BOP

PPRSUS 15: MINIMUM CAMPS – THEY ARE DIFFERENT, SATELLITE VS FPC.

PPRSUS 16: WHEN SELF-SURRENDERING: VERIFYING YOUR COURT ORDERS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AT YOUR BOP FACILITY BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL – COULD KEEP YOU OUT OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

PPRSUS 17: YOU KEEP RELAPSING AS A Post-COVID LONG-HAULER, PRISONS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE CARE YOU NEED

PPRSUS 18: TWO DOCUMENTS CONTROL YOUR IMMEDIATE FUTURE – THE FIRST IS “THE STATEMENT OF REASONS”

PPRSUS 19.I: HOW TO PREPARE FOR FEDERAL PRISON – OUR PROCESS
1st: Presentence Interview Preparation, 2nd: Developing BOP Placement Options
3rd: Getting your message “on the record”, before the court, in the Presentence Report

PPRSUS 20. FEDERAL PRISON: FROM SENTENCING – DAY 1

PPRSUS 21b. THE PRESENTENCE INTERVIEW – INVESTIGATION REPORT and PERSONAL NARRATIVE

PPRSUS 21c. YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE

You’re The Target of The FBI – Now, What Do You Do? 

Take Ownership of Your Defense – What Happens When You Don’t

You’re The Target of The FBI – Surrender During COVID 2022-2023


For a personal, one-on-one call with me to discuss your current issue, or that of a loved one,  give me a call (240.888.7778). If I am unable to answer, please leave me your name, number, and a brief message, as I personally make every effort to return all of my calls – that same day. Marc

We are not Attorneys, you need legal representation.


The Process 1st starts with preparing for your Presentence Interview (PSI).

It is never – Too early, to start Preparing.


Presentence Interview Investigation – A Very Big Deal

  • This will determine your future, please take it Very Seriously – It has many parts
  • Your Personal Narrative, your story written by you – directly to the Judge – it’s that important. Learn about how powerful your Narrative can be, from this Ted Talk. As you write it, this is ‘your story,’ in a letter format, 1st person, describing your life from childhood to the present. Include everything – Omit Nothing (Too Long is Best). Include parents, siblings, work, jobs, school, in essence, everything, then as it is reviewed and rewritten it will be reduced to reveal who you are as a person and someone who is possibly the opposite of the person that is revealed in the Narrative presented by the DOJ that is currently all over the web.

    You will need every inch of 90 days to write your NARRATIVE. 

  • Diligently collect copies of all your records: Birth certificates, driver’s licenses, passports, social security cards, certificates of the highest educational level achieved, diplomas, other training certificates, military certificates, medical and hospital records, copies of prescriptions, etc…

Once the Presentence Interview Investigation (PSI) is done and complete – The Presentence Report (PSR) is writtenthis Report will stay on your record for life. It is then given to the judge, along with sentencing and placement recommendations made by the Probation Officer.

The goal of your attorney is to intervene in this process – before the officer speaks with the prosecutor, in order to get your ‘message on the record’, and into that same Presentence Report – before it reaches the Judge.

  • As part of your defense strategy, in addition to your Medical and FSA Programming needs, RDAP and Narrative, we include The BOP Placement Request with
    • supporting reasons regarding “Why” the request is being made,
    • providing examples from the BOPs’ own Guidelines and Programs Statements.
    • Done with a personalized court-ready BOP placement packet, PPRS Prison Match™ (Example – Alderson.)

Following Release From The BOP, Probation will use it to get background information on you for Supervised Release, before you ever meet. 

Last, it remains in your record – for life.


The Presentence Interview (PSI)

Gathers your background information for the Presentence Report.

Once the Presentence Report is completed,

Trying to get it changed, is a Big Ask.

Below, is just part of what you need to collect and provide to your legal team in your defense – and the Probation Officer in doing their job. Ultimately, it could all work in your favor. You will need complete copies of the following:

Complete Medical History:
* All Surgery Reports, * All Physician Contact Information * All Blood Tests * All Medical Records, * All: X-Rays, * CT, MRI Reports (CD, if available for both, 2 copies each, one for your families records and the other for the courts Presentence Report), etc.

All Original Prescriptions for:
* Medical Devices * CPAP, BiPAP, * Eyeglasses, * Orthotics, * Prosthetics, * Diabetic Shoes, * Wheelchairs, * Cane, Crutches, * Medications, etc.

Diplomas: * Highest Education Level Completed, * Any Certifications.

Military Service:* Branch, * Rank, * Discharge Type.

Recommendations and References: In Written, and in unique circumstances Video Format, after consulting with your attorney.


If You Suspect You’re The Target | Before The Presentence Interview (PSI) | After The PSI – But Before The Sentencing Hearing | or After Sentencing or You’re Already Incarcerated – There Are Still Things – At All Levels, We Can Do

For a No Obligation Free Consult, Call Dr.Blatstein at: 240.888.7778, or by email. I answer and personally return all of my calls.

We are not Attorneys, you need legal representation.