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Author Archives: Christopher Zoukis

Christopher Zoukis is the author of Education Behind Bars (Sunbury Press, 2012), the Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2014), and the forthcoming College for Convicts (McFarland and Company, 2015) and United Blood Nation: The Story of the East Coast Bloods (Headpress, 2015). He can be found online at Prisoneducation.com, Prisonlawblog.com, and christopherzoukis.com.

Seven Prison Weight Loss Secrets

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The "secret" to weight loss is, well, not a secret at all. All of us understand that weight loss is a mathematical equation. Read More »

UNICOR: Prison Sweatshop or Under-Exploited Tool for Rehabilitation?

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Quality vocational training, in-prison work experience, and job opportunities upon release could be so transformative if only there were the vision and leadership to realize the potential. Read More »

Email Services Bring News to Federal Inmates

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A number of services provide federal inmates access to news and other information by email. Read More »

Seven Steps to a Successful Prison Disciplinary Outcome

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It's a sad fact that a prisoner charged with inmate misconduct is judged by the reporting officer's co-workers. Read More »

Honesty and Integrity in U.S. Soccer

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While playing on the soccer fields of the YMCA and at my school, we were always taught that honor was the expectation, not an idealistic concept. Read More »

Four Letter Words: Learning How to Write from a Federal Prison

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If we as Americans want prisoners to succeed at something pro-social whether it be writing, learning, or not returning to a life of crime, we have to provide them with the tools to do so. Read More »

Governor Cuomo’s Cost-Saving Prescription for Safer Streets: Prisoner Education

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Providing college-level education to inmates has been shown to dramatically reduce recidivism and the cost to taxpayers of incarceration. Read More »

Seven Prison Survival Secrets

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By internalizing and abiding by these principles, a new inmate will save a lot of strife and possibly violence, and even transform potential hard time to easy time. Read More »

How ‘Attica University’ Could Reap Rewards for New Yorkers

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has sparked controversy after proposing to fund a college program for state prisoners that has demonstrated success at reducing recidivism. Read More »

Lifting the Veil: Prisology Sues Federal Bureau of Prisons for Freedom of Information Act Violations

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The Bureau of Prisons is a giant federal agency that has stymied Freedom of Information Act requests for years. Read More »