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Old 08-22-2008, 12:49 PM
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Default Has Anyone Used Larry Levine from American Prison Consultants?

Larry Levine says he can shorten or vacate federal sentences. Has anyone here used him or is this just a scam? I would love to find some way for a reduction.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:32 PM
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Where's he located? How did you hear about him? Is he claiming to be a lawyer?
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:18 PM
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He says he is not an attorney, but can do lots of things attorneys can't or won't. He is at http://www.americanprisonconsultants.com/
He says he can do a 2255 for $5,000. If she can shorten my sentence it would be worth it, btu is he real?
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I called him once and told him my situation and the point category I had plead to. He didn't even know that 13 points was equivalent to 12-18 months. He tried to tell me that I was looking at 3 years. He seemed very heavy handed. He tried to scare me into feeling I needed his services. I was looking for a prison consultant to help me write my sentencing brief and prepare for prison. I never hired him. It's my belief that a lawyer is best suited to file a 2255 (I guess you could do it yourself too) also a good lawyer will know and try every method to help reduce your sentence.

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I remember you calling, and I'd like to point out that 13 points is not equivalent to 12-18 months. Your offense level was 13, and if you'd actually had 13 points, you would have been in category five and looking at the 36 months that I'd quoted, not to mention I don't do sentencing memorandums for people and you were looking for someone to do a grip of pro bono work for you for nothing. I question though, were you in Pro Per actually doing your own memorandum. When you called me you seemed rather confused about things.

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Old 08-24-2008, 06:55 AM
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I'm not trying attack i am just relaying my experience. I just double checked the US sentencing guidelines and 13 points is 12-18 months for someone with no priors. I was not looking for anyone to do pro bono work. I was looking for someone who could guide me through what I could expect if I were sentenced to incarceration. I was also looking to find someone with experience in sentencing memorandums who could assist my attorneys in drafting one. I spoke to a wonderful woman who often posts on this site and she spoke to my attorneys about what she could provide. In the end, my attorneys felt they had someone with excellent experience in house who could assist them. I think you have me mistaken with someone else since I called you in 2007.

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Your offense level was 13. Points are based on criminal history.
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.... Your offense level was 13, and if you'd actually had 13 points, you would have been in category five ....
13 points would be a category VI, not V.

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You're right, it would be category six. They would have gotten even more months.

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There are usually some lawyers who are inmates that can help you with a 2255. I wouldn't trust anyone that says they can do a 2255 for that much money. It's not that difficult to do yourself or with the help of other inmates. If the person doesn't seem right then don't waste the money. I got that advice from someone on the board and it was the best advice I ever got. Good luck!
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Really, you think 5000 is a little steep. So by the time you review the case, prepare the petition, format a multiple section memorandum, alter it with five or six revisions to make it perfect, review the AUSA's response and pick out the cases that they co-mingled together to create a bullshit analogy, and then draft a traverse (reply), oh lets not forget all the time spent reviewing relevant caselaw, then the cost factored in for an office, telephone, internet access, pacer access, power bills, printing, postage. So where's the profit???


I did ten years, and fought the BOP from the front lines on the inside, not from behind a computer keyboard like most of the people on this site. I took a stand for thousands, and took flak from the BOP you couldn't believe, just go to my website, and if anyone thinks taking on LA TUNA was a peice of cake, they need to wake up and join the real world. The people I've run into on this site who slam me are well meaning, but until they've lived the experience from the inside, and people like OUTRAGED know what I'm talking about, should sit back and realize that unless you've lived it, and I'm not talking about being an inmate's wife, you're not gonna know the loopholes and ways to manipulate the BOP (and yes there are many) and the Court system with 2255's, 2241's, 42 1983 actions and Bivens complaints. I take hundreds of calls a week from people on my dime and give out practical real advice from things I've experienced, not something from something I've learned on a website. So the next time someone feels like slamming me, ask yourself, "what was I doing while Levine was helping thousands."

If you want to checkout my latest Felon assistance for everyone, go to the California Felon Party .org website. where I'm organizing the felons into a voting block so we can get some real laws changed by creating a swing vote. Let's see how many ofthe people on this system even bother to hekp out with the cause.

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:24 AM
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One question Larry is there a loophole into transfering before 18 months? My husband is in La Tuna. I wrote to Texas U.S. Representative he send the letter to Warden Bragg, but their response was an inmate had to wait 18 months. There has to be something out there.
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You need to have a legitimate and compelling reason to get anything done with the BOP. Not just that he doesn't like it there or I want him closer. I'd need some specifics. Send it to me privately so the armchair experts don't cloud your head with there B.S. opinions.

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Old 08-25-2008, 02:05 PM
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Larry: Are you trolling for paid customers by taking your advice off the open forum? If so, perhaps you should get your own private forum since it appears you think everyone else here is an idiot.
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Really, you think 5000 is a little steep. So by the time you review the case, prepare the petition, format a multiple section memorandum, alter it with five or six revisions to make it perfect, review the AUSA's response and pick out the cases that they co-mingled together to create a bullshit analogy, and then draft a traverse (reply), oh lets not forget all the time spent reviewing relevant caselaw, then the cost factored in for an office, telephone, internet access, pacer access, power bills, printing, postage. So where's the profit???


I did ten years, and fought the BOP from the front lines on the inside, not from behind a computer keyboard like most of the people on this site. I took a stand for thousands, and took flak from the BOP you couldn't believe, just go to my website, and if anyone thinks taking on LA TUNA was a peice of cake, they need to wake up and join the real world. The people I've run into on this site who slam me are well meaning, but until they've lived the experience from the inside, and people like OUTRAGED know what I'm talking about, should sit back and realize that unless you've lived it, and I'm not talking about being an inmate's wife, you're not gonna know the loopholes and ways to manipulate the BOP (and yes there are many) and the Court system with 2255's, 2241's, 42 1983 actions and Bivens complaints. I take hundreds of calls a week from people on my dime and give out practical real advice from things I've experienced, not something from something I've learned on a website. So the next time someone feels like slamming me, ask yourself, "what was I doing while Levine was helping thousands."

If you want to checkout my latest Felon assistance for everyone, go to the California Felon Party .org website. where I'm organizing the felons into a voting block so we can get some real laws changed by creating a swing vote. Let's see how many ofthe people on this system even bother to hekp out with the cause.

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Fserna - if you could post the reason he wants a transfer, then folks might be able to give you a more accurate response. Z.
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Here's an interesting follow up to this thread:
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=432337

Be sure and also check out my post (#5). He's talking legal action due to this very thread. What a dangerous thread this must be.. (ha)
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The poster of this thread did not use this guy and is serving her sentence at a FCI.
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I actually researched Larry Levine as well as sveral other prison consultants and they all used scare tactics my attorney recommended a young lady out of AZ who he has represented in a bank fraud wire fraud case nevertheless I was kind of hesitant because she was just stating in the business but on the strenght of my attorney I took a chance and im glad I did my psr stated that i would be getting a sentence between 33-41 months after the consultant got involved I end up receiving a sentence of 23 months so she was definitely worth her weight in gold, she never tried to scare me she was very straight and upfront about what she could and could not do for me.
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Most legitimate "consultants" with expertise work with a licensed attorney - or with your attorney if you have one. Like with opentohelp - her attorney recommended the person.
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