Publications

Books

Federal Prison Guidebook

Federal Sentencing Guidebook

Federal Post Conviction Guidebook

Other Publications

Alan Ellis’ articles have appeared in numerous legal publications, including ABA Criminal Justice, The NACDL Champion, Verdict and Federal Sentencing Reporter. (All articles are reprinted with permission.)

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ Pre-Release Program
Published in Criminal Justice, Vol. 31, No 4, Winter 2017 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.

Gambling Addiction: Making the Case for Sentencing Relief
Published in Criminal Justice, Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 2015 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.

Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at Sentencing
Published in Criminal Justice, Vol. 27, No. 3, Fall 2012 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission.

Federal Sentencing Tips (PDF)
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Federal Presentence Investigation Report, Criminal Justice, Volume 29, Number 3, Fall 2014

Federal Prison Practice Tips, Criminal Justice, Volume 27, Number 3, Fall 2012

Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at Sentencing, Criminal Justice, Volume 27, Number 3, Fall 2012

“Federal Sentencing” Looking at the BOPs Amended RDAP Rules, Fall 2011 (PDF) “Federal Sentencing: Use of Video,” ABA Criminal Justice, Summer 2011 (PDF)
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“At a “Loss” for Justice: Federal Sentencing For Economics Offenses”, ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2011 (PDF)
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” Federal Sentencing: Stemming the Tide of Post-Conviction Waivers”, ABA Criminal Justice “, Spring 2010 (PDF)

“An Introduction to the Federal Parole System: What every prisoner should know”, PDF

“BOP Health Care: What You (and Your Clients) Need to Know”, ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2009(PDF)
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Changes to BOP RDAP, The Champion, November 2009 (PDF)
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Standards of Proof at Sentencing” , Criminal Justice, Fall 2009 (PDF)
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“Child Pornography Guidelines Are Ripe for Challenge”, ABA Criminal Justice, Summer 2009 (PDF)
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“Intended Loss” Redefined in Fraud Cases, ABA Criminal Justice, Spring 2009 (PDF)
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“Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner – Part 1”, The Champion, July 2008 (PDF)
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“Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner – Part 2”, The Champion, November-December 2008 (PDF)
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BOP Designations Based on Medical Need“, ABA Criminal Justice, Fall 2008 (PDF)

Healthcare In The Federal Prison System“, ABA Criminal Justice, Summer 2008 (PDF)

“Securing the Best Placement and Earliest Release”, ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2008 (PDF)

Bureau of Prisons Revamps Prison Designation Process“, The Champion, December 2007 (PDF)

Maximize Benefit of Client’s Cooperation with Government“, ABA Criminal Justice, Fall 2007 (PDF)

Inside Baseball: Interview with Former Federal Probation Officer,” ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2007 (PDF)

Federal Sentencing Practice Tips: Effects Of United States V. Booker, et al.,” Verdict Magazine, January 2007 (PDF)

ABA Practice Tips: Part 3,” ABA Criminal Justice, Fall 2006 (PDF)

Americans Arrested Abroad,” ABA Criminal Justice, Summer 2006 (PDF)

ABA Practice Tips: Part 2,” ABA Criminal Justice, Spring 2006 (PDF)

Reducing Recidivism: The Bureau of Prisons’ Comprehensive Residential Drug Abuse Program” The Champion, July 2006 (PDF)

Securing a Favorable Federal Prison Placement“, The Champion, April 2006 (PDF)

ABA Practice Tips: Part 1,” ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2006 (PDF)

Representing White Collar Clients In A Post-Booker World,” The Champion, September/October 2005 (PDF)

Interview with Alan Ellis,” Corporate Crime Reporter, July 2005 (PDF)

Expert Names Top Five Prisons For White-Collar Criminals,” Corporate Crime Reporter, July 25, 2005 (PDF)

Getting Out Early: BOP Drug Program,” ABA Criminal Justice, Summer 2005 (PDF)

Litigating In A Post-Booker World“, ABA Criminal Justice, Spring 2005 (PDF)

List of Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Programs (RDAP) In The BOP” (PDF)

All About Booker: A Primer for Defendants, Family and Friends” (PDF)

A 2255 and 2241 Primer: A Guide for Clients and their Family and Friends,”The Champion, April 2002

A Federal Criminal Appeal Primer: A Guide for Clients and their Family and Friends,”Criminal Justice, Spring 2002

Counseling Your Clients on Doing Time,” ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2002 (PDF)

Baker’s Dozen: Federal Sentencing Tips for the Experienced Advocate, Part II,”Criminal Justice, February 2001

Baker’s Dozen: Federal Sentencing Tips for the Experienced Advocate, Part I,Criminal Justice, Winter 1997

Apprehending and Appreciating Apprendi,” Criminal Justice, January 2001

Interview with Alan Ellis, Criminal Defense Attorney,”Interview in the Corporate Crime Reporter, March 6, 2000

An Introduction to International Prisoner Transfers: Going Home,”The Champion, July 1999

Answering the ‘Why’ Question: The Powerful Departure Grounds of Diminished Capacity, Aberrant Behavior, and Post-Offense Rehabilitation,”Federal Sentencing Reporter, May/June 1999

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 7, Family Ties and Responsibilities,”Criminal Justice, Summer 1999

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 6, Substantial Assistance,”Criminal Justice, Spring 1999

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 5, Combination of Factors,”Criminal Justice, Winter 1999

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 4, Civic, Charitable, or Public Service,”Criminal Justice, Fall 1998

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 3, Aberrant Behavior,Criminal Justice, Summer 1998

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Part 2, Post-offense Rehabilitation,”Criminal Justice, Spring 1998

Let Judges Be Judges! Post-Koon Downward Departures: Diminished Capacity,Criminal Justice, Winter 1998

Federal Felony Conviction, Collateral Civil Disabilities,” Criminal Justice, Fall 1996

An Introduction to the Federal Parole System“, 1987 (PDF)

Editorials

“A Sporting Chance”, Cal Law online publication, Summer 2008
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A war on drugs – or on Blacks?“, The San Diego Union, December 8, 1991

Crime Bill Undermines Centuries-Old Protections“, San Francisco Chronicle, October 29, 1991

Don’t Undermine Habeas Corpus“, The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, November 1, 1991

Vital Legal Protection Is In Jeopardy“, Chicago Tribune, November 14, 1991

Time to Draw the Line On Police Power“, San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 1991

Racism and Injustice In the Criminal Justice System“, San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 1992

Racism in the Criminal Justice System, Oakland Tribune, July 21, 1991

A Glaring Contrast: Criminal Justice in Black and White, The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 1992

Interviews

“How to do time”, Federal Prisons Guidebook, PDF

Appeal of Madoff’s 150-year sentence wouldn’t matter,” USA Today, July 1, 2009

“Where Does Bernie Go From Here? Part II With Lawyer Alan Ellis,” The Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2009 (PDF)

“Prison survival tips for Madoff,” CNNMoney.com, June 29, 2009 (PDF)

“More on Madoff: Talking Life Behind Bars, with Lawyer Alan Ellis,” The Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2009 (PDF)

Tiburon lawyer sees progress in China,” www.marinij.com, Augest 22, 2008

Best Places To Go To Prison,” Forbes, April 18, 2006

White-collar offenders shop the system for a prison,” Kansas City Star, March 10, 2006 (PDF)

Interview with Alan Ellis,” Corporate Crime Reporter, July 2005 (PDF)

How To Do Time,” Federal Prison Guidebook, 2002

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Archive: Federal Sentencing and Postconviction News

Now in its fifteenth year, the Federal Sentencing and Postconviction News contains feature articles, practice tips, news updates and recent favorable case law. Click on the links below to view back issues of the News. They can be viewed and printed using the free Adobe Reader. (Issues prior to Winter 1995 do not require the Adobe Reader.)

2011: Spring
2010: Summer
2008: Spring | Winter
2007: Fall (Additional Favorable New Cases not included in Fall Newsletter) | Summer | Winter
2006: Spring | Fall
2005: Summer | Winter

DISCLAIMER: The publications and articles in these newsletters are intended to provide general information about the matters discussed. They are not legal advice or legal opinions on any specific matters.

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