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Sentencing Consultants

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Sentencing Consultants

Sentencing Consultants

Sentencing Consultants

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Sentencing consultants work to help defendants who can afford their services get lighter penalties. Consultants attempt to persuade judges to let their clients serve less time and have their sentence spent in places more savory than federal prison. They can also help defendants adjust to life behind bars.

Guest:

Constance Hays, business reporter for The New York Times. Covering Martha Stewart trial.