Martha Stewart's sentencing consultant, Herb Hoelter, often is called upon to help soften the blow of incarceration for the rich and powerful, says the Orlando Sentinel. With a roster of an estimated 10,000 former clients that includes pop artist Peter Max and financier Ivan Boesky, Hoelter's Baltimore-based National Center on Institutions and Alternatives is busy "helping clients make the adjustment from life in a free society to life in prison." Prison consultants are often social workers, former probation officers or even ex-felons. Their job is to help the defense craft a report urging the . . .
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