Founded in 1890, Blackstone Career Institute is one of the oldest distance learning schools in the U.S.  Over 125,000 people have changed their lives by taking a course with Blackstone. We have a long history of providing convenient and affordable education for prison inmates. Education is the cornerstone of success and has proven benefits for the incarcerated:

  • a lower rate of recidivism
  • increased employment prospects
  • a higher self-esteem
  • more marketable job skills
  • a means to transition into society

Blackstone Career Institute makes every effort to accommodate the enrollment of incarcerated individuals in our Paralegal certificate program and Advanced Paralegal courses.  We use soft-covered books and materials for ease of entry into most state prisons, federal penitentiaries, county jails and other institutions.

All course materials are shipped directly to the student by Blackstone. Inmates can complete the entire program via correspondence using U.S. mail. There is no need for a computer or access to the internet. We provide all of the necessary materials so students do not have to seek additional or outside resources in order to graduate. Inmates from 1,200 facilities across the U.S. have already turned to Blackstone to continue their education.

As a caring family member or friend, you may wonder why inmates would want to enroll in our programs.  Some of the reasons include:

  • to improve their knowledge of the law, whether it’s for personal development or to help others
  • to acquire a new skill to use in the future
  • to prove to a parole board that they have worked hard and used their time in a positive manner

Once students complete our Paralegal program, many choose to continue with Blackstone by enrolling in one of our eight Advanced Paralegal certificate courses. Materials for these courses are also soft cover and meet most facility rules and regulations.

Blackstone Career Institute

1011 Brookside Road, Suite 300
P.O. Box 3717
Allentown, PA 18106-0717
Phone: 610-871-0031
Toll Free: 800-826-9228
Fax: 610-871-0034
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

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).

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