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Sam Mangel Shares Mitigation Techniques Sam Bankman-Fried Can Use to Reduce Sentence by 7 or 8 Years

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Sam Mangel Shares Mitigation Techniques Sam Bankman-Fried Can Use to Reduce Sentence by 7 or 8 Years

March 29
16:45 2024

Boca Raton, Florida, USA – March 29, 2024 – As a seasoned federal prison consultant with firsthand knowledge of navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system, Sam Mangel sheds light on the potential for significant sentence reduction strategies for individuals like Sam Bankman-Fried, the former crypto founder recently sentenced to 25 years in prison.

“The truth is,” says federal prison consultant Sam Mangel, “With careful planning and proactive measures, the former crypto founder will see a substantial reduction in his time behind bars and avoid serving the full term as-sentenced. This should mean as much as seven or eight fewer years in Bureau of Prisons custody.”

This stands in stark contrast to the headlines which made their way around the world on Thursday afternoon, which demonstrate a lack of understanding about the potential benefit an incarcerated individual can find by taking proactive measures. Executed well, this could mean the difference between Sam Bankman-Fried returning home in 2049 and 2041.

The availability of these sentence reduction mechanisms is especially important to Bankman-Fried who, due to the length of his sentence, will not be eligible to live in a minimum-security facility until he has less than ten years remaining on his sentence.

Life inside of a low-security facility is materially different from life inside of a minimum-security camp facility where most white collar offenders are designated.

Life inside a low-security facility is what most people are used to seeing in film, with walls, guard towers, armed guards, strictly-defined movement periods, and the like. His neighbors and peers in a low-security facility may have been found guilty of violent crimes, a sharp contrast to the population makeup of a minimum-security facility.

Given how challenging those first few years will be, it’s critical that Bankman-Fried comes to understand the key mechanisms that can contribute to a shorter prison sentence.

Any such effort begins with Good Time Credits, commonly referred to as “good behavior,” offers the potential to reduce a sentence by 15%. By adhering to prison regulations and engaging in programs geared towards personal development, Bankman-Fried stands to benefit significantly from this reduction.

The implementation of the 2018 First Step Act presents additional opportunities for sentence reduction. Demonstrating a genuine commitment to rehabilitation and self-improvement will earn Bankman-Fried a significant number of time credits, reducing his time behind bars by as much as two full years.

Mangel further underscores the importance of considering Bankman-Fried’s potential eligibility for the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), given his documented struggles with prescription drug abuse. Participation in RDAP not only addresses underlying issues but could also lead to another year off of his sentence, while facilitating personal growth and accountability.

Looking beyond his time incarcerated, Mangel highlights Bankman-Fried will be eligible for residential re-entry programs which aim to facilitate a smoother transition back into society. Options such as halfway house residency or home confinement provide opportunities for individuals to reintegrate gradually while maintaining connections to support networks and communities.

The former FTX founder’s eligibility for these programs is clear, though he will need to maintain a positive frame of mind and focus on executing both the practical and emotional components of these programs. The benefits are significant, with Mangel estimating successful completion will reduce Bankman-Fried’s sentence by seven or eight years.

Eligibility is not all that matters here, however, as Mangel acknowledges potential disciplinary actions or failure to complete mandated programs could affect the trajectory of Bankman-Fried’s sentence reduction efforts.

“My sincere wish is that Sam Bankman-Fried views this setback as an opportunity for introspection and growth. Despite the adversity he faces, he’s an intelligent man with immense potential to harness this setback for positive change,” says Mangel.

For more about sentence mitigation techniques, Mangel recommends people review the free content made available for those facing the prospect of incarceration on his YouTube channel or reach out directly at

About Sam Mangel

Sam Mangel is a federal prison consultant whose expertise has been recognized by multiple prestigious platforms including The New York Times, The Daily Caller, The San Francisco Examiner, CEO Weekly and The California Business Journal, establishing him as a leading authority in prison consultation.

Contact Information:

Sam Mangel, Federal Prison Consultant

Phone: 561-490-4544

Email: [email protected]





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