Experience

Mr. Gravette has nearly 30 years experience in corrections, including 20 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He served in numerous roles, including associate warden and front line correctional officer, working in eight federal correctional facilities of varying security levels. While at the Bureau, he taught numerous training courses in use of force techniques, security procedures, non-violent crisis intervention, domestic and foreign terrorism, and other topics. During his career, Mr. Gravette served as scene commander for inmate disturbances and riots, and responded to medical emergencies and violence, ranging from assaults to homicides. Familiar with inmate issues and the responsibilities of the staff entrusted with their care, Mr. Gravette provides litigation consulting services for attorneys, public agencies and the media. He specializes in prison and jail procedures with a focus on standard of care issues. Mr. Gravette is able to determine if an agency’s policies, procedures, customs and practices are within established guidelines and sound correctional practices. He has provided expert consulting for plaintiffs and defendants.

Credentials

  • Served as captain, lieutenant and correctional officer in high- and medium-security prisons
  • Participated in and conducted criminal investigations of staff and inmates with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, U.S. Marshals Service and the Office of Inspector General
  • Certified Prison Rape Elimination Act Auditor, 2015
  • Certified Instructor, National Crisis Prevention Institute, 1996
  • Received more than 1,000 hours of law enforcement training
  • Provided expert consulting on the major motion picture Trumbo

Affiliations/Awards

  • American Correctional Association, Member
  • Louisiana Correctional Association, Member
  • Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program
  • Norman A. Carlson Award, 2000
  • Supervisor of the Year, 2000
  • Excellence in Operational and Program Review, 2000

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