Holli Coulman, a Certified Paralegal, author, and public speaker, is an advocate for women’s prison reform. She currently works for a well-known City Public Defense Office. Due to her first-hand experience as an inmate in the Federal Prison System, Holli has become a prison consultant and an advocate for women facing incarceration. She is well-known as a Women’s Prison Consultant and has a passion for helping women and their families navigate the difficult waters of incarceration.
Holli councils her clients in Pre-release and Post-release planning. She also navigates the obstacles encountered when dealing with clemency and appeals and works toward compassionate releases. She arranges relevant coursework for women during their incarceration so they can continue their education and prepare for a better life. Through a variety of consultancy platforms, Holli is able to draw in resources to serve her clients as they deal with difficult circumstances related to incarceration.
As a member of corporate America, Holli had earned recognition in a highly-competitive, male-dominated corporate atmosphere. Her high-profile job with a high-tech corporation soon brought her the scrutiny of a federal investigation. Holli was held directly responsible. Charges were brought regarding financial fraud, and she found herself forced to enter a guilty plea. She was ultimately convicted of a single count of wire fraud and received a 21-month sentence.
Holli spent her incarceration at the Federal Women’s Camp in Victorville, CA. Two months of that time was spent in solitary confinement in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) located at the San Bernardino County Jail. The final 3 ½ months of her time was spent in a halfway house. The solitary time was the result of her civil advocacy. Holli had spent her time earning her Paralegal Certification while incarcerated and started a blog that dealt with common problems for women in prison, including safety, health, education, and other topics related to women. The retaliatory actions by the Bureau of Prison and her experiences with incarceration are explained in her book, “True Injustice” due out in April 2020. Holli Coulman can be contacted by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org