After many hard months of work, I’m proud to announce that my latest book, College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, is now available for pre-order through my publisher McFarland and Company.  This book presents the arguments for expanding educational offerings to prison inmates in the U.S. and abroad, explores successful prison education programs across the nation and the world, analyzes the current state of education in American prisons, and provides a roadmap to expanding educational offerings to prisoners.  To order your own copy, please click on the following link:

  • College for Convicts Pre-Order Page

College for Convicts has been a project long in the works.  Researched and penned from a federal prison, the medium security FCI Petersburg, it was not an easy task to fulfill.  Finding a publisher was even more challenging, considering that I lack access to regular email and can’t participate in any trade shows or meet-and-greets.  But with the help of my team outside of prison, we’ve managed to jump through all of these hoops, and are now excited to advocate for enhanced educational opportunities for America’s prisoners on a national stage.  We’re particularly excited to be advocating for college programs in our nation’s prisons.  This book has the power to open our political leaders’ and the American public’s eyes and minds to the concept of education being the most cost-effective, proven method of reducing recidivism that the world currently knows.  All profits from the sale of this text go directly to our advocacy efforts.

Please show your support for this project by pre-ordering your own copy of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, which will be released either late this year or early next year.  By doing so, you will be showing the publisher that there is a dedicated and active force behind this book, which will help to raise our marketing budget and help us to advocate more effectively for higher education in America’s prisons on a national stage.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).


  1. Dianne Frazee-Walker on July 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Christopher Zoukis is a prolific writer who has managed to have his third book published from prison. This book is a must for everyone interested in reforming the prison system and lowering the recidivism rate by educating inmates.

  2. MA on July 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Congratulations Chris! This is of course great news and I am so proud of you and your team. More information is always better, and I look forward to reading your latest works!

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