Larry Jay Levine

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Larry Jay Levine
Larry Levine.jpg
Wire Service Photograph, 2008
Born (1961-07-01) July 1, 1961 (age 53)
Ventura, California, USA
Nationality American
Occupation prison consultant
Criminal charge
Narcotics Trafficking, Securities fraud, Obstruction Of Justice, and Possession of Automatic Weapons.
Criminal penalty
10 Years Federal Custody
Criminal status

Larry Jay Levine (born July 1, 1961) is an American federal prison consultant. In October, 2006, Larry Levine founded American Prison Consultants, a legal services firm that provides information and federal criminal litigation assistance to lawyers, and offenders going through criminal proceedings in U.S. District Court, who are about to enter the federal prison system. American Prison Consultants also operates under the synonymous name of Wall Street Prison Consultants.

Levine's consulting program is centered around the Trademarked "FEDTIME 101" prison survival educational course.

On August 3, 1998, Levine was arrested in Northridge, California, by a U.S. Department of Justice FBI-DEA-ATF Federal Organized Crime Task Force, and was convicted on May 8, 2000, on conspiracy charges relating to narcotics trafficking, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, and possession of automatic weapons. He was sentenced to ten years in federal prison by former U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno who is now a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of California. In 2005, Levine was incarcerated at the former Nellis Federal Prison Camp on Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, and upon its closure was transferred along with several hundred other Nellis inmates to the gang infested higher security La Tuna Federal Prison on the El Paso, Texas-Mexican Border. While at La Tuna, Levine single-handedly, pursuant to 28 USC 2241, filed a Federal Class action Habeas Corpus Lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Prisons claiming that the DOJ had violated its own policies by sending the Nellis inmates into higher custody. Due to Levine's actions, the DOJ was forced to act and subsequently shifted hundreds of its inmates around the country to conform to the lawsuit's claims.

While in custody, Levine served time in 11 different Federal Correctional Institutions in California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and Oklahoma, where he self-educated himself in Federal Criminal law, and upon release in 2007, became a renowned International expert on the U.S. Federal Criminal Justice System. Levine's advise, views, and comments, frequently appear in wire service news reports, TV, broadcast radio, magazine, and newspaper articles worldwide. Since the Bernard Madoff scandal, he has become a popular interview subject on CNN, Fox News Channel, CBS News, ABC News, MSNBC, Bloomberg and others and hosts a weekly radio show on LA Talk Radio with retired Federal Bureau of Prison official Bruce Cameron called "CRIME and Punishment". In March 2012, Levine provided commentary to several news organizations on what former Illinois Governor Blagojevich would face upon entering federal custody. And in October 2012, Levine appeared on the ABC News show Good Morning America, discussing what prison life might be like for convicted Pennsylvania football coach Jerry Sandusky after he was convicted on multiple charges of sexually abusing several children over a 20 year plus period.

In July, 2009, Levine was issued a Cease and Desist order by the NYSE New York Stock Exchange for copyright and trademark infringements due to Levine's use of images of the New York Stock Exchange and references to the NYSE and crime on the Wall Street Prison Consultants website.

Levine currently resides in the Metropolitan Los Angeles, California area.

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Roberts, Chris: "Inmates Say They Don't Belong In La Tuna Prison" "El Paso Times" 2005-12-27
Babineck, Mark: "Prison Camp Inmates file suit after cost cutting plans place them in company of violent offenders" Houston Chronicle 2006-1-3
Roberts, Chris: "La Tuna Inmates Say Prison Doesn't Follow Procedures" El Paso Times 2006-7-3 [1]
Sheppard, Todd: "Doing Time" "Colorado Morning News" KOA (AM) Denver, 2008-2-15
Skamenca, August: "Fedtime101" KTRH News Radio Houston, 2008-3-10
Avery, Simon: "New Inmate Will Face Germs And Overcrowding" "The Globe and Mail" 2008-3-4
Scheck, Justin: "Prison Economics", "Wall Street Journal", 2008-10-28 [2]
Huffington Post "Getting The Most Out Of The Prison Economy" 2008-12-22 [3]
Business Insider "Reduce Your White Collar Prison Time The Waksal Way" 2009-01-02 [4]
Falkenberg, Kai: "How Business Crooks Cut Their Jail Time" "Forbes Magazine" 2009-1-12 [5]
Anton, Mike. "About to do time? Meet your best pal", "Los Angeles Times", 2009-2-27 [6]
Digital Journal "For White Collar Criminals There Are Prison Life Coaches" 2009-02-27 [7]
Anderson Cooper AC360 Show, CNN, 2009-3-12 Video [8]
CBS Evening News, 2009-3-13
CNN Money "No Club Fed likely for Madoff" 2009-3-12 [9]
Crowley, Kieran: "Jail for Dummies", "New York Post", 2009-4-13 [10]
Daily Mail "Bernie Madoff's niece prepares for jail with prison for dummies course" 2009-04-13 [11]
New York Mag "Larry Levine’s Tips for Surviving Prison" 2009-04-13 [12]
Talking Points Memo "Report: Shana Madoff Contacted Prison Consultant"" 2009-04-13 [13]
Business Insider "Madoff Family Members Consult Jail-Survival Counselor" 2009-04-13 [14]
NBC New York "Madoff's Niece Calls Prison-Survival Expert: Report" 2009-04-13 [15]
Dealbreaker "Prison Prep: Shana Madoff Learning The (Soap On A) Ropes" 2009-04-13 [16]
Fienberg, Lexi: "There's something about Larry" Forbes Magazine 2009-4-16 [17]
Orden, Erica: "White Collared TV", "New York Magazine" 2009-4-19 [18]
"ABC News Nightline", 2009-4-22 VIDEO [19]
"Economist Magazine", "How Not To Get Stuck In Jail", 2009-4-23 [20]
Donnely, Shannon: "Ex-con and prison consultant, opens door to reality show" 2009-4-25 Palm Beach Daily News [21]
Black Book Magazine "Bernie Madoff's Prison Problem: Jumping the Shank" 2009-04-30 [22]
Kingston, Anne: "An etiquette guide for the modern prisoner" Macleans Magazine 2009-6-5 [23]
Lui, Betty: "From The Penthouse To The Big House" Bloomberg News 2009-6-29 VIDEO [24]
Smith Aaron: "Prison Survival Tips For Madoff" CNN Money 2009-6-29 [25]
Kronenberg, Jerry: "Judgement Day" Boston Herald 2009-6-29
Eder, Steve: "Madoff's Life In Prison Will Be No Picnic" Reuters News Service 2009-6-29 [26]
"CNN American Morning", 2009-6-30 VIDEO [27]
Mother Jones "Ex-Con Consultant Refuses to Help Madoff With Prison Manners" 2009-06-30 [28]
Martin, Susan: "Bernie Take It From An Insider" St. Petersburg Times 2009-07-05 [29]
Daily Finance "Wall Street Prison Consultants: New job for new times" 2009-07-14 [30]
Clark, Andrew: "NYSE takes offence at advice for white collar criminals" The Guardian 2009-7-13 [31]
Murphy, Paul: "Going from the exchange floor to the prison yard?" Financial Times London alaphaville 2009-7-14 [32]
Johnson, Kevin: "Prison coaches charge up to $20K to prep white-collar perps." USA Today 2009-7-14 [33]
NY Daily News "Call him prisoner No. 61727-054: Bernie Madoff enters N.C. federal prison to begin 150-year sentence" 2009-07-14 [34]
Morales, Mark: "Prison Coaches Help White Collar Perps Survive Jail" NBC 2009-7-15 [35]
United Press International "Wealthy offenders using prison coaches" 2009-7-15 [36]
The Daily Show "Moment of Zen" 2009-07-15 [37]
Falcone, Lauren Beckham: "Big-bucks, Big House survival guide" Boston Herald 2009-7-20 [38]
MSNBC "Morning Meeting" 2009-7-16 VIDEO [39]
MSNBC "Prison consultants help inmates get good digs" 2009-7-28 [40]
Associated Press "Bernie Madoff, celebrity criminals, get counseling to prepare for prison life" 2009-7-28 [41]
Kelly, Cathal: "Going to the big house? Let us plan your stay" 2009-8-29 TheStar.Com [42]
The Philadelphia Inquirer "No place for titans. Behind bars, Fumo to go from king to serf" [43]
Graham, Nicholis: "Wall Street Prison Consultant Offer Advise" 2009-9-25 Huffington Post [44]
New York Times "Consultants Are Providing High-Profile Inmates a Game Plan for Coping" 2009-10-10 [45]
Fox Business Network "Madoff's Prison Scuffle" 2009-10-15 [46]
Stingl, Jim: "If federal prison is your future, here's a primer" 2010-1-26 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [47]
CBS News "Van der Sloot a Dead Man, Says Ex-Con" 2010-6-19 [48]
Radar Online "Joran Van Der Sloot "Is A Dead Man," Says Ex-Con Prison Expert" 2010-06-19 [49]
The Dailey Beast "Will Van der Sloot Die in Jail?" 2010-06-19 [50]
Falcheck, David: "Prison experts say segregation, escorts key" Scranton Times-Tribune 2010-8-14 [51]
Lohr, David: "Experts Preview Shahzad's Bleak Life Behind Bars" AOL News 2010-6-22 [52]
Wooeb News "Wall Street Prison Consultants Launches Video Conferencing Service" 2010-11-1 [53]
ABC News "Actor Wesley Snipes Reports to Pennsylvania Federal Prison" 2010-12-9 [54]
Chicago Tribune "Ex-cons offer prison primers for soon-to-be incarcerated execs" 2011-2-24 [55]
Golding, Bruce: "Jury Scuttles jolley-rajer" New York Post 2011-05-12 [56]
Fox News "California Forced To Set Criminals Free" 2011-05-24 [57]
First Business "Behind The Wall" 2011-06-01 [58]
Reuters "Rajaratnam faces court reckoning for trading crimes" 2011-10-11 [59]
Business Insider "The Worst-Case Scenario For Raj Rajaratnam: Peeling Potatoes For 12 Cents An Hour" 2011-10-12 [60]
Rediff Business "Billionaire's prison pay: 17 cents an hour cleaning toilets!" 2011-10-14 [61]
CNN Money "Prison Kidney transplant could cost taxpayers $300,000" 2011-10-21 [62]
The Sunday Times "Billionaire Raj will get only 17 cents an hour" 2011-10-23 [63]
Bloomberg Businessweek "Surviving White-Collar Prison" 2011-10-27 [64]
Chicago Tribune "Blagojevich asks to serve sentence in prison in Colorado" 2011-12-14 [65]
WTTW Chicago Tonight Video "Blagojevich Requests Colorado Prison" 2011-12-14 [66]
Boston Herald "DiMasi’s trip seen as ‘diesel therapy" 2012-02-07 [67]
The News Journal "Tigani can expect a limited and demeaning life in prison" 2012-03-11 [68]
CNN "Inside the world of white-collar prisons" 2012-03-13 [69]
CNN "Advice for Blagojevich on prison time" 2012-03-13 [70]
ABC News "Ousted Gov. Blagojevich Reports To Prison In Colo. This Week" 2012-03-13 [71]
ABC News "Blago will be treated like any other prisoner" 2012-03-14 [72]
ABC News "Ex-inmate: Blago's Colo. prison 'really not a bad place" 2012-03-14 [73]
ABC News "Rod Blagojevich leaving Ill. for prison" 2012-03-14 [74]
CNBC "After Doing Their Time, Making Crime Pay" 2012-03-27 [75]
Wall Street Journal "School for Scoundrels: Doing Time in Prison Prep School" 2012-03-27 [76]
Courrier International "Cours de savoir-vivre carcéral pour cols blancs" 2012-04-04 [77]
The News Journal "Tigani's term to start Monday in N.Y." "US agency picks Brooklyn center over South Jersey site urged by judge" 2012-04-06 [78]
New York Times "Making Crime Pay" 2012-04-07 [79]
SFGate "No Honor Among Thieves In Prison" 2012-04-22 [80]
CBS Radio "MaD Radio Goes To Prison" 2012-06-13 [81]
Washington Examiner "Experts: Prison will be 'huge shock' to Harry Thomas Jr." 2012-06-15 [82]
Business Insider "Ex-Criminals Who Completely Turned Their Lives Around" 2012-06-19 [83]
CBS Radio "Sandusky Will Live A Miserable Existence" 2012-06-27 [84]
Reuters "Anti-Islam filmmaker held at Los Angeles federal jail" 2012-09-28 [85]
USA Today "Sandusky begins grim transition to prison" 2012-10-08 [86]
Chicago Tribune "Behind bars, Sandusky may face threats and isolation" 2012-10-09 [87]
Good Morning America "ABC News" 2012-10-09 [88]
CNN Newsroom 2012-10-09
Headline News 2012-10-09
The Times London, UK 2012-10-29 "How to survive prison if you’re posh" [89]
The Australian News 2012-10-29 "Lessons from ex-cons on how to survive jail are increasingly popular" [90]
CNN Money 2013-01-18 "Prisoners rake in millions from tax fraud" [91]
Chicago Tribune "Peregrine boss Wasendorf starts 50-year jail term" 2013-02-28 [92]
Wall Street Journal "Tsarnaev Is Getting Care and High Security" 2013-04-28 [93]
New York Mag "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Isn’t Watching TV or Befriending Other Inmates" 2013-04-29 [94]
ABC World News 2013-04-29
Good Morning America ABC News 2013-04-30 [95]
CNN Newsroom 2013-05-17 [96]
Inside Business "Hampton Roads Business Journal" 2013-09-30 [97]
Inside Edition 2013-09-24 "Cameron Douglas Prison Sentence"
Fox News 2013-10-18 "Two convicted killers escape prison using forged documents" VIDEO [98]
Al Jazeera America 2013-10-18 "Escaped Florida Inmates"
CNN Newsroom 2013-10-22 "Getting out of jail the forged documents way" VIDEO [99]
Fuji Television 2013-10-22 "Florida Prison Escape"
CNN Newsroom 2013-10-28 "Oklahoma Jail Break" VIDEO[100]
CNN Newsroom 2014-02-18 "Florida Man Convicted of Shooting Black Teen" VIDEO [101]
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2014-04-01 "Former police chief Harper reports to federal prison in Illinois" [102]
CNN Newsroom 2014-06-09 "How do inmates escape via helicopter?" [103]