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Ingrid Okun

Female Prison Consultant

Ingrid Okun received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University followed by graduate studies at Christie’s Education in London and the Gemological Institute of America which led to a successful career in jewelry at a luxury goods firm in New York City.  In 2013, upon being made redundant at her firm, Ingrid made a life altering mistake which led to a felony conviction and a prison sentence.

More About Ingrid

Through her 10 month residency at Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia, Ingrid was determined to make the most of her experience and rose above the stigma of her circumstances while simultaneously providing comfort to her family and friends back home concerned about her well being.  She not only succeeded in surviving her ordeal, she was able to cope with the death of her father while incarcerated due to the support system she developed.

Upon completion of her sentence, Ingrid began writing a spirited blog (TheWCCHandbook.com)  sharing her observations of life at Camp Cupcake to enlighten others as to how to make the most of their time on sabbatical as well as provide some insight to family members back home.

 Portions of the blog morphed into a book, The White Collar Club Handbook, published in May of 2017.  Energized by this undertaking, Ingrid is now working on completing a novel about the jewelry industry.

While tutoring women in prison preparing to take their GED exams, Ingrid witnessed first hand the need for supporting educational opportunities for those less fortunate than herself.  Upon her release she began supporting Prison Library Programs by donating new books.  Now all proceeds from the sale of The White Collar Club Handbook support these volunteer organizations.

 

 

Portions of the blog morphed into a book, The White Collar Club Handbook, published in May of 2017.  Energized by this undertaking, Ingrid is now working on completing a novel about the jewelry industry.

While tutoring women in prison preparing to take their GED exams, Ingrid witnessed first hand the need for supporting educational opportunities for those less fortunate than herself.  Upon her release she began supporting Prison Library Programs by donating new books.  Now all proceeds from the sale of The White Collar Club Handbook support these volunteer organizations.

How Ingrid Can Help You

Her services provided by White Collar Advice help individuals understand steps they must take to serve the shortest sentence possible in the best prison possible.

-To serve the least amount of time possible.

-To make favorable impressions at sentencing.

-To serve the sentence in a federal prison camp or the lowest possible security level.

-To restore confidence, establish relevance, and live a life of meaning during confinement.

-To return to society with a clear path to a new career.”

-To serve the least amount of time possible.

-To make favorable impressions at sentencing.

-To serve the sentence in a federal prison camp or the lowest possible security level.

-To restore confidence, establish relevance, and live a life of meaning during confinement.

-To return to society with a clear path to a new career.”

“Justin Paperny repeatedly did things that showed he really cares about helping people and families in my circumstances. He’s made my wife and children know what to expect and put them at ease. He’s shown me what to do and when, and how to respond to situations. He’s armed me in advance with so much knowledge and understanding I am feeling 1,000% more confident about the years ahead. Instead of being locked-up in a prison, I feel I am freed to experience a government-subsidized sabbatical to get on with my life, beginning right now.” Hank B.

“I retained Justin in 2014 prior to being sentenced to five years in federal prison. I found his advice to be incredibly helpful. As a result, I was completely prepared for my incarceration and there were no significant surprises. In addition, Justin encouraged me to have a plan not only for integration but also for successful reentry. I took his advice and started a blog which was followed by several hundred of my friends, relatives and colleagues. This allowed me to stay in touch with everyone and to maintain the networks that I have built up both professionally and personally. Finally, Justin’s advice was critical to ensuring that I qualified for the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) resulting in a one year reduction in my sentence. Justin helped me see my sentence as a journey and growth opportunity rather than something to be endured and I am grateful for that. I was released just after Thanksgiving 2017 and am successfully integrated back into life!” David A.

Justin Paperny has been helping a very close friend of mine through the extremely difficult process of the Federal DOJ system which has proved to be SO different from what is portrayed by TV. When my friend was at his lowest point and had all but given up Justin’s coaching and in depth knowledge of the system gave him back his confidence, strength and most importantly hope that he would get through his ordeal as a better person. Justin has also greatly helped his family by providing them insights from his books as well as their own coaching on how to survive the scary Federal system and what to expect for the future. They are extremely grateful to have found Justin and his team and we know my friend and his family were truly give a blessing from God the day they met Justin who continues to be proactive and supportive by sharing his own personal experiences and navigating them through the unknown and intimidating Federal DOJ system. They only wish they had found Justin P and his team sooner D. Kelly

Other Works

Ingrid’s Books

A whimsical look at life inside Club Fed. For White Collar Criminals (WCCs) advice on how to make the most of your time at camp. For the inquisitive, a look inside what your crimson cohorts are experiencing.
Listed below are some of the organizations Ingrid supports:

 

  • Chicago Books to Women in Prison
  • CT Prison Book Connection
  • Appalachian Prison Book Project
  • Books to Prisoners Seattle
  • NYC Books Through Bars
  • Prison Book Program in Quincy, MA
The proceeds support other organizations as well, such as Inside Books Project in Austin, Texas and Free Minds Book Club in Washington, DC, and many more.

Let’s Get You The Shortest Sentence Possible

Schedule a call with Ingrid – let’s discuss your options.

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