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By Christopher Zoukis

Looking for a worthy cause to support?  Our good friends at Prisology have launched a creative campaign to ensure that the U.S. Sentencing Commission makes any revisions to the federal sentencing guidelines retroactive, thus helping not only current and future criminal defendants, but current federal prisoners, too.

This project concerns T-shirts and selfies.  What Prisology asks is that you go to, purchase their “I want retroactive sentencing reform” t-shirt, take a selfie while wearing the shirt, and send the photo to them at  This way they can use the photos to show the human element of retroactive sentencing reform.  If you do so, please advise them that you heard about this T-shirt campaign through the guys at

We at the Prison Law Blog strive to sort out all of the noise.  Much of the noise in the prison reform arena concerns legitimate organizations engaging in fundraising to help support their efforts.  Since we’re sure that you hear this noise too, we understand if you are cautious about giving yet another organization any of your hard-earned money.  So, in this instance, please allow us to be your filter.

Prisology was founded by Brandon Sample (a Prison Legal News contributing writer and respected author) and Jeremy Gordon (a top-shelf federal criminal defense attorney).  Together they have consistently involved prisoners in their reform efforts (something that few else do), alerted prisoners to news of interest to them (via a free news update service), and have been a force for good.  They have also realized the power in those behind bars to join their campaigns and help Prisology advocate for change.

Long story short, if you have $25 to spare (the cost of the T-shirt) and want it to go to a worthwhile cause, buy one of Prisology’s sentencing reform T-shirts.  The money goes to a good cause and can help make a true difference in efforts at prison and sentencing reform.

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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