Jack Donson

Lecturer in Criminal Justice


B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology - East Stroudsburg University
M.S. in Criminal Justice - Marywood University

Jack Donson retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons(BOP) in 2011 after a 23 year career. He held positions of Correctional Treatment Specialist, Case Management Coordinator and Unit Manager.

Jack worked directly with incarcerated offenders in diverse prison environments including Minimum (Camp), Low, Medium, Administrative and Witness Security (WITSEC) units. He also participated on national policy writing work groups. He held several temporary assignments in the Philadelphia Regional Office, the New York City Community Corrections Office and participated in facility audits throughout the Northeast with the BOP Program Review Division.

During his tenure, he received two National awards including The Correctional Treatment Specialist of the Year and an award for Excellence in Community Corrections and Detention Center Operations. He was an annual training instructor and staff mentor for over 20 years and served on the Hostage Negotiations Team.

Prior to his employment with the BOP, he was a Probation and Parole Officer. Jack has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He also received an Honorable Discharge from the US Army where he served as a Military Policeman and Stinger Missile Gunner.

Jack currently operates a private consulting company and is the Director of Programs and Case Management Services for FedCURE. FedCURE is a national, non-profit advocacy organization who lobby for Federal Prison reform. He serves on the Corrections Committees of the NACDL & ABA. He is also a member of the Prison Reform, Sentencing Reform & Re-entry Work Groups which are part of the Justice Roundtable for the Open Society Policy Center.