If you’re poor and you’re headed to prison, you don’t have many options. If you’re rich? Things are definitely different.
Having money means the ability to hire top-notch lawyers, paying to go to better facilities, and even hiring prison consultants. Here’s how that works.
Prison consultants are there to help people who have the resources to PAY. Prison doesn’t have to be as bad if you have someone to help advocate for special privileges and benefits for comfort. A lot of white-collar criminals and celebs you may be familiar with go this route.
The BBC reports “Martha Stewart, Bernie Madoff, NFL players Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress, reality stars Teresa Giudice and Abby Lee Miller” as “just a few of the celebrities who have reportedly had prison consultants.”
And this special service costs!
According to Market Watch, “Prices for their services range from $500 for advocating for better medical care in prison to $20,000.” They can help people get time cut off their sentences and go to minimum security facilities with better pastimes. But if you’re poor this clearly isn’t an option!
From bail to legal representation to prison consultants, this system is stacked against Black people, especially the poor. Having money shouldn’t mean better treatment because justice is equal, right? WRONG. Money makes all the difference.