J. Michael Henderson is a federal prison consultant to the Law Offices of Alan Ellis. Mr. Henderson has over 23 years of experience working with the Bureau of Prisons. While employed by the BOP, Mr. Henderson served as the former Regional Designator for the Western Region of the United States. He served in this capacity in the early 90s and again from 1997 until his retirement in 2000. In that capacity, his duties included oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons classification and prison placement for newly-sentenced federal offenders in the western part of the United States.
Mr. Henderson also worked at High, Medium, Administrative, and Minimum security prisons, and at the Bureau of Prisons North Central Regional Office in Kansas City. He helped revise and implement BOP policies in the areas of Central Inmate Monitoring and Designations, and provided staff training in these areas. He was also an E.E.O. Investigator for the Bureau of Prisons.
During his career, Mr. Henderson received numerous awards and recognition for his work including noteworthy awards from the inmate branch of the NAACP at FPC Allenwood and the Bureau of Prisons’ National Stanford Bates Award for outstanding contributions to improved case management. He is the co-author of the Federal Prison Guidebook, “Securing a Favorable Prison Designation,” “Early Release from Custody,” “Getting Out Early, The Bureau of Prisons’ RDAP Program,” and “Reducing Recidivism: The Bureau of Prisons Comprehensive Residential Drug Abuse Program.”