Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2011
It’s summer and that means 'tis the season for high profile cases to make news. Last summer there was Lindsay Lohan and Blago round one. This year there are the big three: Tot mom Casey Anthony, Rod "Blago" Blagojevich and now John Edwards.
As a prison coach and consultant, Feldman says, “Things could not be busier as people are captivated by these three cases.” She explains that all three cases are very different and yet all three are close to winding up in the slammer. "If these were my clients I would have them look deep within themselves and ask 'what the hell happened?'” Custodial Coaching and Wendy Feldman see cases like these every day. While the outcomes of the cases may be different, the patterns of criminal thinking are similar for all clients. After all, “you usually don’t end in prison for one small mistake,” says Feldman. For these three their pattern of thinking has caught up with them.
Tot mom Anthony, Blago and Edwards all share some traits. From grandiosity, narcissism and inflated ego to maybe sociopathy. Feldman says, “As a prison coach this is not unusual. I see it all the time. After all I lived it too.”
“What my job becomes is trying to get these types of people to tone it down and look into themselves. This holds true for all clients. They must learn humility and coping skills. You can not survive in prison without them very well.” Custodial Coaching prepares clients to start practicing humility so that they can go to prison and come home productive members of society. After all, 97% of all incarcerated people are coming home one day. Scary but true.
These three cases show a cross section of what is going on in our criminal justice system. While Feldman says we must practice equal justice, we must also pay attention to what is happening and see how we can bring about positive change. That is the goal of Wendy Feldman and Custodial Coaching Prison consultants.
Wendy Feldman is president of Custodial Coaching, the only woman run Prison Coaching organization in the United States. She served 18 months in Federal Prison for financial crimes. She is available for media interviews, and offers insight into the criminal justice system, life behind bars, and how to best return to a normal life after incarceration. Custodial Coaching is the leading prison preparation and advising service in the United States. She is also the author of the blog Notes From an Insider.com.
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