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Old 04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
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This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting a woman who's husband is doing his bit at Everglades CI. During the course of our conversation, she began talking about a man who she called "Mack".

She stated that he has "offered" his help with many parole eligible inmates and their families. She went on to say that she paid him $5,000 to help her and her husband and his fees are now up to $7,500.

I tried to find any information on him by googling "David Mack" and the name of the company she stated he works for: Professional Parole Services and the only information I can come up with is that he calls himself a "defense investigator" and is involved in the Tallahassee area Rainbow/PUSH Coalition but unfortunately, that information was posted around 2000. I couldn't find any recent articles or information.

I'm curious to know if anyone else has had any experience with this man. If so, please post what you know... it'll be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:15 PM
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I spoke with David Mack and yes he is in Tally, he is very much involved with parole hearings. I have not heard of any positive cases that he has done. My friend paid a couple of thousand and her husband is still in, for the last four years. He seems very educated in the field, but unfortunatelly I did not have $4000 to lose on a maybe with a conditional release tech violation. He seems to give it to u on the up and up. I just unfortunatelly feel that Jeb has all the right strings in the Fla Parole Board. Good luck. If u need his number I will try to find it.
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:47 PM
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I spoke with David Mack and yes he is in Tally, he is very much involved with parole hearings. I have not heard of any positive cases that he has done. My friend paid a couple of thousand and her husband is still in, for the last four years. He seems very educated in the field, but unfortunatelly I did not have $4000 to lose on a maybe with a conditional release tech violation. He seems to give it to u on the up and up. I just unfortunatelly feel that Jeb has all the right strings in the Fla Parole Board. Good luck. If u need his number I will try to find it.
Thanks KitKat but I don't want it. As I noted, I was involved in a conversation where his name came up and from what I heard about him, I didn't think it sounded too good. I figured I'd come to PTO and see if anyone else has had any other dealings with him.

I'm nosey like that... or better yet... just watching out to see who's trying to make a quick buck off of our circumstances.

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My husband's parolehearing is coming up at the and of this year, and we are hiring David Mack. His fee is indeed $7500. I'll let you know how things work out. I know there were 3 men in the facility my husband is in that hired him, who all got paroled . (don't have any details though) Will keep you posted on how things work out.

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Old 01-10-2007, 05:37 PM
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Default Parole hearing was today......

Well, I promised to let you all know how IT went.....
It didn't. The parole interview went well, the recommendation was 2009,
but the parole commission decided on 2063. I'm in total shock, I just can't stop crying.

You know, I still think it's worth the money, because I wouldn't know how too appeal this decision. I don't know what the commission is allowed, and more important is not allowed to do. Basically, they retried his case, and appointed themselves judge and jury.

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That sounds crazy. Did they give reasons?
I'm so sorry for all your pain.
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David Mack is a very sharp guy and very well respected at the Florida Parole Commission.
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That sounds crazy. Did they give reasons?
I'm so sorry for all your pain.
Best wishes.
Thank you both for your support.
Well... The person who did his interview apparently advised a parole date for next year, and not 2009 as I thought(not that it did any good). Then at the hearing the State attorneys office kinda slammed down the pics of the crime scene, and mentioned a few things of which he was aquitted/charges were dropped. Then it just was all over and done with. My husband's been in prison for 23 years now, since he was 17... had 3 "positive" urine tests(smoking pot), for which the board gave him about 30 years. That he was clean the first 14 years, or the past 6 years didn't count for much. What they really didn't want to hear that in the facilities he's been in there were no substance abuse programs, or self betterment programs etc. The commission members kept asking why he failed to participate in such programs, and everyone kept explaining because he cannot pick and choose the prisons he wants, he requested transfers a number of times....They just didn't want to hear anything. After the pictures, and the foul untrue statements of the State's Attorney's....his case was lost.

I'm going to try to hire the best damn lawyer money can buy. Because this is going nowhere.

I will keep you all updated, and again, thank you so much for caring.

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Old 01-13-2007, 07:50 PM
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yuck. hugs. good luck
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Thank you both for your support.
Well... The person who did his interview apparently advised a parole date for next year, and not 2009 as I thought(not that it did any good). Then at the hearing the State attorneys office kinda slammed down the pics of the crime scene, and mentioned a few things of which he was aquitted/charges were dropped. Then it just was all over and done with. My husband's been in prison for 23 years now, since he was 17... had 3 "positive" urine tests(smoking pot), for which the board gave him about 30 years. That he was clean the first 14 years, or the past 6 years didn't count for much. What they really didn't want to hear that in the facilities he's been in there were no substance abuse programs, or self betterment programs etc. The commission members kept asking why he failed to participate in such programs, and everyone kept explaining because he cannot pick and choose the prisons he wants, he requested transfers a number of times....They just didn't want to hear anything. After the pictures, and the foul untrue statements of the State's Attorney's....his case was lost.

I'm going to try to hire the best damn lawyer money can buy. Because this is going nowhere.

I will keep you all updated, and again, thank you so much for caring.
Oh my god, this is awful! I wish you all the best and that you finally can get him out. I'm just speechless.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:15 PM
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From what I have heard guys that have a lot of time left are shoved to the side as far as doing classes and courses of any kind, just so the guys that are getting out sooner can take advantage of them. Is that fair?? I have mixed emotions about it, but if there are things a parole board requires in order to parole someone in my opinion these things should be available to the inmate.
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Old 01-14-2007, 03:40 PM
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Thank you all for your support, but whatever happens, I'll keep you all updated. When we hire a lawyer, I'll tell you all who, what they did(or are trying to do), and at what cost. Perhaps it will help someone.


I think a variety of programs should be available in most, if not all prisons. I know that it can be a big thing with parole boards that you took every chance of "rehabilitating" yourself. So everyone, if your loved one still has quite a number of years to go, advise them to take every self betterment program available, or ask for a transfer to a prison that has programs. Even if they smoke pot only once, and fail the drug test, go to one of those substance abuse groups. Don't risk getting the parole date being pushed up 10 years per drug violation.

I get the feeling that in Florida, they hate that there are still parole eligible lifers, and try to treat them as all the ones that are not parole eligible. No parole, not ever. Yeah, if you have an extraordinary life span. (in 2063 my husband will be 97) Or can shell out the bucks for a killer barracuda team of lawyers.
Look at OJ Simpson, regardless of his guilt or innocence, if he'd been some ordinary guy, driving a truck, he'd be on DR.
So much for justice.....NO MONEY, NO JUSTICE (unless you're really lucky.) I think I've read something about a study done in Texas. In almost all criminal cases where someone could possibly get a DR sentence, most of the accused who paid for his or her own lawyer, did NOT get a DR sentence, often the case doesn't even go to trial. The majorityof people with an appointed lawyer got fried.
Anyone who claims money and justice are two separate matters, is a BIG FAT LIAR.
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Anyone who claims money and justice are two separate matters, is a BIG FAT LIAR.
yeah, that's true... as long as you have money, you can do almost everything. Without - you can't even hope for justice.

But I really thought everybody knew that already!? Or do you americans still get raised to believe that the "justice" system has nothing to do with money?
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Old 01-26-2007, 10:18 AM
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uUURRRRG! it makes me mad! Pooh's Girl: There is something they can't take away from us: Our hope, our faith in God and our strong love and determination to keep going on fighting for our rights and our loved ones. Hang in there, girl. We are here 4 u. And always remember, prayer is the key that opens any door. God bless.
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Wow. Frustrating all the time. It never seems to end. But God is here with us and He is bigger than the system. I am praying for you. k
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God Bless you! Be thankful parole is at least in sight. My exhusband and friend has life with no hope, no family, no friends, no correspondence except myself. He was missing for a month and thank God I found him today. Thank God you know where your husband is at. My prayers are with you. drmnt
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What a wonderful heart u have! He has no family, no friends, no correspondence, but he surely has Hope b/c of u. God Bless u.


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why thank you for your nice compliment! [it's been ages since i've received any that i was a bit surprised.]
to you for taking the time to make my day! funny how we forget to take a minute out to make others smile. just think what a great world this would be if everyone did every day what YOU did today! THANKS!

j.p. is being seen by a specialist for a lump in his throat. prayers to his recovery. he has no idea if he will be sent back to holmes or where. i did receive a letter today and he's of sound mind-praise God!

who is david mack? have a great day!
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Thank you both for your support.
Well... The person who did his interview apparently advised a parole date for next year, and not 2009 as I thought(not that it did any good). Then at the hearing the State attorneys office kinda slammed down the pics of the crime scene, and mentioned a few things of which he was aquitted/charges were dropped. Then it just was all over and done with. My husband's been in prison for 23 years now, since he was 17... had 3 "positive" urine tests(smoking pot), for which the board gave him about 30 years. That he was clean the first 14 years, or the past 6 years didn't count for much. What they really didn't want to hear that in the facilities he's been in there were no substance abuse programs, or self betterment programs etc. The commission members kept asking why he failed to participate in such programs, and everyone kept explaining because he cannot pick and choose the prisons he wants, he requested transfers a number of times....They just didn't want to hear anything. After the pictures, and the foul untrue statements of the State's Attorney's....his case was lost.

I'm going to try to hire the best damn lawyer money can buy. Because this is going nowhere.

I will keep you all updated, and again, thank you so much for caring.
my prayers are with you both. God bless you and i'm so sorry.take care. drmnt
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David Mack is not worth the money. I know this person named Ken Cooper from Jacksonville that represents guys for free. He had this one guy with him that went up before the Commission for a guy who has been down for 30+ years. Victims family showed up and even with opposition, this big spanish looking dude got up and rip up the Commission. Pointed a finger at Commissioner Pate and slammed his hand on the table. After hearing this guys presentation, you thought the Commission was going to throw Ken and this guy out...no chance, they vote to reduce this guy's date by 600 months and sent him to Everglades. He gets out in 2011 I think.

David Mack cannot compare to Ken Cooper and this spanish looking dude. I want him to represent my son if I can get a hold of him.

No on David Mack...Yes on Ken Cooper
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I haven't been able to find much on him but I've heard his name mentioned a few times over the years. Working with the Florida Postconviction Legal Aid Organization, I've been asked about him on more than one occasion.
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