DEFENDER SERVICES OFFICE
TRAINING DIVISION






Actions taken or advised by counsel throughout the course of a pending case may influence decisions made by the Bureau of Prisons if and when the client is incarcerated. For example, information disclosed during the presentence interview may be pertinent to the BOP’s decision to classify a client at a particular security level, designate the client to a particular institution, or determine whether the client is eligible to participate in certain beneficial programs. Moreover, a client may encounter issues while serving a sentence within the BOP which requires counsel’s involvement owing to counsel’s ongoing ethical duty to protect a client’s interests. Please visit our Bureau of Prisons page for information which may help you navigate through these and other issues.