Prison Censorship in America: The Ashley Jean Arnold Case

By Christopher Zoukis When Americans think of prison censorship, images of prison guards throwing away letters come to mind. So too do images of books and publications like Prison legal News being rejected for being a “threat to the good order, orderly operation, and security of the institution,” which covers…

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Darnell’s Corner: Transformation – Part 2

By Brian Darnell Berkley, Sr. Four plus years later, the Young Man was paroled; his gang grew into one of the largest in their area.  Crack was king, low level dealers easily made a thousand dollars a day without even trying, but the Young Man had a plan, he wanted to…

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College for Convicts: New Study Proposes $60BN Annual Budget Cut – By Providing Higher Education in Nation’s Prisons

  The study, conducted by legal commentator Christopher Zoukis, concludes that offering post-secondary and academic education to prisoners can cut $60 billion from the national budget every year – without scrapping existing programs. Zoukis has compiled his research and findings into College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in…

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Prison Gadfly: Interview with Christopher Zoukis

By Randall Radic The term “gadfly” was used by Plato in the Apology to describe Socrates’s relationship of to the Athenian political scene, which he compared to a slow and dimwitted horse.  Essentially, Socrates was a goad, a poignant reminder of right and wrong.  So a gadfly is someone who…

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From Screen Shot to Cell Block

By Rhonda Turpin In their heart of hearts, every federal prisoner is a celebrity.  Many fellow inmates have approached me, stating, “Ms. Turpin.  You should write a book about me!  My case was all over the news and I am known everywhere!”  They brag. Instead of stating the obvious fact…

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Prison Law Blog Founder Under Fire: FCI Petersburg Strikes Out Against Christopher Zoukis

By Randy Radic We at the Prison Law Blog are on high alert following a series of retaliatory incident reports against Christopher Zoukis, PLB founder, by FCI Petersburg staff. Due to the significant amount of inquiries received, we’ve decided to present the facts of the evolving situation. First Incident Report…

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From Where Do Writers Root

By Wayne T. Dowdy From where do you root?  Many people want to know the roots of their family, evidenced by the success of such websites as Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. For authors who write autobiographies, biographies and other nonfiction genres, having correct, verifiable data, enhances their reputation with editors, and…

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