Travel or Communication Schedule
We travel/communicate every 90 days.

Our mailing address is:, Box #539, Sugar Grove, PA 16350

"We will consult with your attorney of record when appropriate."

"We are not lawyers or private investigators, but we will retain one if necessary."

"All sentence reductions are accomplished either through the prosecutor's office or through clemency or commutation."

"Federal compassionate release has been changed to include an application for an inmate that has been assaulted by a correctional officer."

"All clients families are required to read and review monthly this website."

Huffman's Services
"We are the prisoner's advocate."

I have been assisting prisoners since 1984.

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Superior Negotiation
Services Assisting Prisoners and Their Families Nationwide

Huffman's Services is proud to announce that the First Step Act has passed the United States Senate
and the United States House of Representatives have signed the bill into law. 

COVID 19 Prisoner Release Program
President has signed the cares act allowing inmates that meet the eligibility requirements to go to home confinement for the rest of their sentence and then transfer over to supervised release. A pattern score is required to be eligible, and many times, the regional office has to be contacted to correct some problems that are originally done in the scoring. Exhaustion of administrative remedies as required if you are denied, and a 3582 needs to be filed for this process. We are available to help our clients through this process step-by-step, including speaking to their counselor speaking to regional central office Grand Prairie Texas. We can also assist you and your own pro se litigation if you are denied with a 3582 and speak to the United States attorney about the merits of your claims. State prisoners have similar programs in each state prison, and we can assist you with those programs.

We Handle Federal, State & Local Jurisdictions Nationwide.
We also help defendants that are both convicted and not yet convicted.


When you need an ally to handle negotiation strategies on your behalf, our experts are experienced at securing reduced prison sentences. Discover important details about this process.

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Thoroughly researching court records is an essential part of the sentence reduction process. Read about important terms of service, including confidentiality clauses related to your case.

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Huffman's Services' Motto

Always leave people better than you found them.

Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.


We also offer services handling parole, probation, supervised release, and we can also lower your court cost fines and restitution..

We negotiate confidential information to the prosecutor to get you a
sentence reduction.

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"We will always consult with your attorney of record if we believe that is beneficial to your case"

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About Us

Huffman's Services in Erie, Pennsylvania, specializes in helping convicted clients and incarcerated individuals reduce their prison time. We are working with all types of offenders in state or federal prisons, both post-, and pre-conviction. Richard, our expert sentence negotiator, provides essential information to the prosecution for reduced sentences.

Our exclusive and confidential services are the right choice when all other options have failed. If you need a successful solution to decrease your prison term, we are the seasoned experts to help you. Send us information about your case so we can contact you.

Richard Huffman, our owner, has more than 30 years of negotiating experience. A former US Marine, he had many successes arbitrating terms for city municipalities and on military boards during his early career. Richard has negotiated with the government on his own behalf. He started this business to help individuals receive the right sentencing for their crimes; fair sentencing is the purpose of our company.Mr Huffman has a former criminal record and is giving back to society through this company.

Mission Statement
Our goal is to negotiate a sentence reduction using the financial resources of our clients.

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For a free evaluation, please provide the following information along with the best means of contact:
- Prisoner's name
- Prisoner's identification number
- Prison & prison address
- Case number
- Charge & sentence
- State of conviction

If you would like to meet in person with Richard Huffman, please call us to make arrangements.

Commonwealth Entity Registration

Huffman services is a negotiation service that operates Nationwide.

Pennsylvania Entity # 6467218

Mail Security

For security screening purposes, we use a mail shipping & processing service. To maintain client confidentiality, we maintain documents mailed to us only for 30 days unless we are retained.

Insurance Bond

Upon request, we will provide a copy of our Western Surety Company Insurance Bond # 63067838.


We guarantee we will always answer the phone, return your calls, texts, emails, or letters. We will stay in constant contact with you step by step and work with you patiently to resolve any issue and be honest with you at all times, but when dealing with the criminal justice system, there is no guaranteed end result. However, 30 years of experience has proven that if you work hard enough to accomplish something, you will get the desired result.

Company Structure

10% of our work/time spent is towards sentence reduction, and 90% is towards other prison assistance.

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Hours of Operation
We are available to our clients 24 hrs. a day, seven days a week. Once we are retained, you will be given a dedicated phone line to reach us.

Office Hours
Our office staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Prison Email Access
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Mailing Address
Box #539 Sugar Grove, PA 16350

Meeting Address
Renaissance Centre 1001-1007 State Street, Erie, PA 16501

Service Area

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For security, quality control purposes, all incoming and outgoing phone calls are automatically recorded. Your calling Huffman's Services acknowledges permission to record all future phone calls.

Our contract/agreement is only with the client. Only the client signs any agreements. Family, friends, and supporters never sign any agreements and pay us voluntarily, and have no legal, contractual /obligation.

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First Contact With Prisoners

It is a theory of obtaining a sentence reduction by solving a criminal case in the local district of conviction using a licensed private investigator. There is no guarantee of success. We have to go about this several different ways if the prosecutor is not willing to consider it then we have to use the commutation of sentence process.

We are a Pennsylvania company that operates Nationwide, and the owner of our company has personally been cooperating with the government for over 34 years. We will mail them out an information packet. Please provide the name, prison ID number, and address if you have not already done so. We will need their permission to speak to you in detail about their case, so please have them contact us. We are in the office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at 814-350-6898; you may also text our offices. If an inmate has an email service at their facility, please provide us the company, and we will set up an email service with them immediately. Our email address is, and our website address is

We offer internal prison assistance with:

medical mental health vocational educational
grievances religious rights claims obtaining internal prison records
safer inmate housing prison transfers treaty transfers prison corruption investigations
parole probation halfway house International prisoner exchanges
home detention supervised release marriage divorce
research of LexisNexis Pacer assistance to get specific programming pro se research litigation projects special prison programs to reduce incarceration
consecutive to concurrent sentencing resolutions getting detainers to be dismissed in lieu of current incarceration staff problem resolution Services research of a lawyer or a private investigator before you retain their services
Research to find family, friends, supporters, companies names, numbers, and addresses assistance to obtain specific employment within the institution coordination of these matters with outside agencies to ensure the highest possible success of your own litigation. internet database research engines such as media, civil, criminal, Financial, bankruptcy, immigration, Family Court, credit, court, the court of appeals

Pro Se external litigation assistance - ensuring that your motions are properly filed, follow-up emails, letters, and phone calls to ensure your motion precede through the courts in a timely fashion.

We also offer a unique records collection unit where we will be able to obtain hard-to-find, difficult documents to enhance your own litigation. We also offer external prison assistance to buy and sell real estate, pay or collect on bills, research to see if tax funds are available for when you work but did not request a refund, research to see if the death of a loved one resulted in funds or property left in Probate, research to see if information that you may have to solve an insurance fraud case find a wanted fugitive, solve the criminal case to pay a reward or other benefit. However, the most likely reason for you to correspond is our sentence reduction division, and we will provide you with a simple explanation for a very complicated matter.

After we have been retained and have a signed agreement from our client and the only person that ever signs any agreement is the client, whoever pays us does so voluntarily and has no legal obligation to do so. Set up a partnership moving forward to resolve problems or obstacles to their release. We will then return to our offices, finish up our research, contact the prosecutor and begin the process of cooperation to solve a high-profile criminal case in the Local District of conviction, normally using a licensed private investigator who is a former member of the local law enforcement community in the Local District of conviction, who perhaps has been retired or was injured in the line of duty and has deep personal law enforcement contacts, who will be able to work with his former law enforcement calling to solve a high-profile criminal case to earn a sentence reduction under the substantial assistance to authorities laws, cooperation with authorities laws that every state and the federal government offer.

Please remember that we do not require any cooperation or information from our clients (however, every case is different), and we will have the records sealed from public view concerning our cooperation on their behalf. The average time for the process is 24 months. After the cooperation has been successful, upon motion of the government, the defendant would be returned to court, appointed another lawyer and have another probation report completed, go back before a judge and have a sentence reduction based on the value of our cooperation on their behalf, have an opportunity to argue with their new lawyers for a further sentence reduction based on other circumstances such as medical, changes in the law, new Witnesses or other circumstances that may significantly lower the sentence even further. After they are sentenced, depending on the circumstances, they would have the ability to file another appeal concerning their case for the new sentencing commitment order.

Please remember when cooperating with the government that mandatory minimums, recommended sentence guideline ranges, and time frame to get back into court do not apply when the government is using the cooperation with authorities laws, substantial assistance to authorities laws the government can do just about anything they want to do when they are working with the judge and using these types of laws.

Please remember that we do not make a profit from client expenses; they merely cover the expenses for this process. We do make a profit from solving a high-profile criminal case finding wanted fugitives which are paid by the local, city, county, state, federal, and sometimes private organizations for solving criminal cases and finding wanted fugitives.

Different retainers apply to different Services; just ask. However, the sentence reduction division requires a $10,000 retainer for long-term expenses as we will be required to be involved in the Local District of conviction for years or perhaps decades after this case is over. Monthly office expenses are $200 every month we work on the case. Travel expenses every other month or when we travel or communicate on their behalf is $200. The total internal expenses over 18 months, as previously described, are $15,400, and the process normally takes 18 months. Our company policy is upon request; we will stop working on any case and refund the balance of the unused funds during this process. We pay the private investigator $1,000 setup fee and $500 a month thereafter which is an external company expense. We cannot begin any type of service, no matter what type of service that may be, without a signed agreement from our client and a retainer to cover expenses. However, this process requires a great deal of patience and a commitment over a period of 18 months on behalf of the client's family to maintain the financial payments, and the client must make a commitment to stay out of disciplinary entanglements and comply with all of the prison rules. This is a difficult process and requires an extraordinary amount of effort to accomplish the necessary objectives navigating the way through the court system. There are three steps to this process.

Disciplinary record? Restitution payments?  Drug, alcohol, sex, violence programming? Detainers?
Voluntary educational, vocational, religious, and other programming and certificates earned while incarcerated? Any victims that would have opposed a sentence reduction?  Was the inmate involved in saving the life of the staff member while in custody? Will the family be able to assist in getting legitimate offers of employment and a residence?

We will do basic research on the criminal case. If the defendant is approved we will then do an "external company eligibility evaluation" which cost $2,000 and takes 90 days to complete as follows: we will contact all of the lawyers that previously represented the defendant, collect any legal documents and information that they may have about the case, we will collect all of the internal prison records from the prison relevant to the inmate to verify all of the internal prison statuses, we will contact the local law enforcement community in the Local District of conviction and find out the name of a licensed private investigator which meets our own requirements, that are willing to work with us, we will review the criminal court case to see if there is any issue that is worth litigating for our own purposes of maximizing the sentence reduction process and obtaining the full cooperation of the prosecutor and the judge, we will contact the prosecutor and provide them a brief to the prosecutor detailing the value of our cooperation we would be able to provide to the government and get prosecutorial permission to proceed with the cooperation for a sentence reduction process. At that juncture, we would reduce the normal price of the sentence reduction process by $2,500 that has already been paid, and if a payment plan is applicable upon payment of an additional $300 to equal the $2,800 down payment, we would immediately begin working on this case. The private investigator would begin their work which could take from 6 to 12 months, and at the conclusion of that, we would work with the newly appointed lawyer for the resentencing of the defendant for the maximum sentence reduction that is possible. If our case research shows the prosecutor would not be willing to consider a sentence reduction then while we will provide them a copy for information purposes only of the work of the private investigator which we never know how long it will take until the unsolved criminal case is solved we will then work on the commutation of sentence process as a means of a sentence reduction when the prosecutor's office will not be willing to consider a sentence reduction or our research shows that there's not the slightest possibility of the prosecutor agreeing to that process we will simply work on a commutation of sentence process and instead of going through the prosecutor we will use the commutation of sentence process.

Every case is different, so we cannot provide you an exact amount of the sentence reduction until much farther along in the case, and it is based on the type of case we are able to solve for the Local District of conviction and other factors, however statistically by the government own published statistics for cooperation with authorities the average sentence reductions range from 20 to 37% however, every case is different. For example, the owner of our company has testified in many criminal cases, multiple homicide cases, and to give just one example of many, he testified in the murder trial of a 30-year veteran detective that was murdered while trying to stop at a grocery store robbery and that individuals sentence was reduced by negotiation of about 90% considering several other charges dismissed and resentencing on a specific charge, along with immediate parole, special parole and even financial assistance negotiated directly from the prosecutors own office while the individual was released from prison on parole to help them start their life all over again. This was an extraordinary case, and every case is different, but this is an example of what is possible. 

In the state of Texas, in addition to getting the prosecutor's agreement for a sentence reduction, we also have to obtain, after the fact, the parole board's permission and finally, the Governor's office. For federal prisoners, in some cases, we will be able to develop the defendant's own information using a private investigator in the local district of conviction to satisfy the United States Attorneys Office. In some cases, a family member that may have some information is sufficient.

This is a simple explanation for the sentence reduction process. We are in the office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please visit our website for further information and send us an email with the defendant's name, prison ID number, and address and we will mail them out an information packet; please provide the case county, state, federal conviction case numbers for our research along with your personal contact information so we may correspond as this process moves forward. Please remember that there are no specific guarantees for this process other than that we guarantee we will do every aspect of the work that we have described to you, and we will work with you over an 18 months average time frame to resolve these matters. Please remember that every 60 days, Mr. Huffman travels around the United States from jurisdiction to jurisdiction driving a customized van design for this purpose dealing with his private investigators, lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement, Corrections staff at the county, state, and federal levels resolving his client's interest. If you would like to meet Mr. Huffman during one of these business travel itinerary schedules, please visit our website for the exact travel schedule and contact our office at least two weeks before his next business trip; the only expense to meet Mr. Huffman is $200, and he will meet you during his normal business travel itinerary schedule at a local hotel lobby close to you for your convenience, to answer any questions that you may have, collect any legal documents to be returned to our office that you may have. Mr. Huffman's next business travel itinerary schedule is leaving January 15, 2019, to February 12, 2020. Mister Huffman has a built-in server in his customized van, state-of-the-art communication devices so you can reach him 24/7 even while he is traveling. Since the covid outbreak, Mr. Huffman has rarely traveled and has done the majority of his work by communicating through phone, email, and letters.

Thank you,

Richard Huffman

"We are merely an extension of the inmate defendants' own pro se efforts."
We are not lawyers or private investigators, but we will retain one if we deem it appropriate.
Sentence reductions are at the discretion of the prosecutor as to manner and method.
This is the process of last resort. This is an opportunity to give back to the community by solving an unsolved criminal case in the local District of conviction which opens opportunities for potential sentence reductions parole probation and other type of relief. You should first exhaust all of your normal legal options. There's no guarantee of success.
We do not do legal work we are not lawyers we are merely an extension of the inmates own pro se efforts.