Carolyn Esparza, author of the book, The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey, discusses her over 30 years working to support families of the incarcerated. She tells the story of how so many families are traumatized and stigmatized when a family member is sentenced to prison, points out the risks and also the blessings that can come from imprisonment, and provides resources of where the prison family can find guidance and support.
Scott London seemed to have had it all. A senior partner at a Big 4 accounting firm, he had success, prestige, and a big salary. His career and his personal life came undone when he began helping a friend in troubled times by passing confidential financial information for the purpose of illegal stock trading. Scott London discusses his work at KPMG, his friendship, the fallout from his fraud, his prison experiences, and his future plans.
Marc Simon, attorney, filmmaker, and director discusses his making of the documentary Unraveled. The film explores the downfall of prominent New York attorney Marc Dreier who orchestrated one of the largest securities and money fraud schemes in American history. Marc Dreier admitted his guilt in the massive fraud and was filmed during his final 60 days under presentencing house arrest giving a glimpse inside the mind of a white-collar thief. Called the “Houdini of Impersonation and false documents,” Marc Dreier is now serving a 20-year prison sentence. The extraordinary film revealed how inadequately prepared first-time criminals and their families are for the time of imprisonment, inspiring Andrew Snyder to begin his practice of guiding clients and their families through the complicated and sensitive issues presented by criminal prosecution and incarceration.