By Middle Street Publishing Staff
It is with great pride that we announce the release of incarcerated author Christopher Zoukis from federal prison. From the beginning, Chris has been our ideological leader and often the driving force behind what Middle Street Publishing does and aspires towards. We are thrilled that he is joining us outside of prison walls today. This is a great day!
While many of you already know about Chris’ journey, we’d like to share our take. Chris came into contact with the criminal justice system at the age of 18, when he was a senior in high school. A series of poor choices led to a brief period of criminal conduct, which culminated in a sentence of state probation, which he violated. Chris went to state prison, and on his final day, the feds picked him up. He would spend the next 10 years in federal prison.
During his time in prison, Chris changed everything about himself and his life. While he went to prison as a drug addicted 20-year-old, in prison he grew up, matured, and set himself on a new path. Not only did he earn his high school diploma and bachelors degree, he will soon also earn his Masters of Business Administration from Adams State University. From high school drop-out to MBA graduate, we couldn’t be more proud.
During his time in prison, Chris wrote extensively on prison education and criminal justice topics. He published College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, Prison Education Guide, and Federal Prison Handbook, contributed articles to Huffington Post, Criminal Legal News, Prison Legal News, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, and others, and acted as a media commentator on prison matters. In the past few years, Chris has been quoted by USA Today and The Washington Post. We’re very much looking forward to seeing what he can manage without all of the barriers and obstacles of incarceration in his way.
Now that Chris is out, he has shared that he’s planning on working in two arenas. He has accepted a job with the Law Offices of Brandon Sample as the office Marketing Director, and he’s also opening the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consulting firm. He will also be taking the reins here at Middle Street Publishing. We’re sure that he’s going to do great at all three. This will be a new era for MSP, one we’re very much looking forward to being a part of.
If you would like to get in contact with Chris, please email him. In the coming weeks, he’ll be getting on his feet and getting into the swing of things.
And that’s it. We just wanted to share the great news of the day. Chris is free!