Federal Prison Consulting Services

Federal Prison Consulting Services


Prisoners, their families and their services providers, such as criminal defense attorneys and prison consultants, have a lot of questions about federal prison, and often don’t know where to get answers. Our federal prison consultants provide a variety of detailed prison consulting services and informational resources for prisoners and their families, as well as attorneys and prison consultants.


Whether you need help preparing for federal prison, resolving problems while in federal prison, or assistance with reentry or supervised release needs, we can help. Our prison consulting services can assist defendants at any phase of the federal criminal justice process.


Our Federal Prison Consulting Service Process


From the moment you contact us, our focus will be on you and your unique needs. There is no one-size approach to helping someone prepare for a period of incarceration. This is because every person is different and needs a different prison consulting services approach. As such, we start by learning about you, what your concerns and fears are, and how we can best help.


Our Prison Consulting Approach: Informational Foundation and Individualized Consulting


After understanding who you are and your unique needs, we then launch into our informational foundation phase. Here, we combine a strategy of providing you with quality reading materials about federal prisons and talking with you about the questions that come up that are specific to you and your needs. The reading materials largely consist of the Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. This book is authored by Christopher Zoukis, our lead federal prison consultant. Having read this book, you will have a much better idea of what is to come. But equally as important, this book will spur more questions that are unique to your circumstances.


From this point we delve into the real prison consulting services work. We will speak with you about what security level you will likely be housed at, what prisons you are most likely to be designated to, how to greet cellmates for the first time, how to deal with questions about your crime and circumstances, and much more. An important element of this phase is to help you both prepare for conflict and for success.


Preparing for Conflict and Success


We help you prepare for dealing with conflict by explaining what conflict looks like in the prison culture. By knowing trouble areas, you will be able to better avoid them. We will also talk with you about what to do if confronted by conflict or violence. Our goal here is to help you avoid conflict and mitigate it if it arises. Avoiding violence is often the best option. We'll teach you how.


Your plan for success is just as important. Often our prison consulting services clients talk to us about their fears. While important, after a few weeks in federal prison, the larger concern will turn to what to do with your time. This is an area where we really thrive. Our lead federal prison consultant, Christopher Zoukis, earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees while in prison. He also authored several books, thousands of articles in the mainstream media, and more. Chris will use his experiences in education and productivity in prison to help you do the same. Want to further your education? Write a book? Take classes offered by the prison? Work out? Find a purpose in federal prison? Chris can help.


Prison Consulting Services After Sentencing


After you have your informational foundation in place and your plan for success, our federal prison consultants will be there for you and your family every step of the way. We'll be there helping your family understand what is going on, how to add money to your commissary account, how to visit, how email and postal mail communications work, and more.


For you, we will be your sounding board; helping you to make good decisions and resolve issues as they arise during the term of your incarceration. Our prison consulting services don't end when you enter the federal prison gates. When you have a healthcare problem and the prison isn't treating it appropriately, we will call and write letters to the health services administrator. If you are charged with a disciplinary code infraction, we will walk you through it, draft your statement to the Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC) and/or Disciplinary Hearing Officer (DHO), and handle all appeals. If you want to transfer closer to home, we will explain the policy, draft a request to be submitted to your case manager, and walk you through all of the steps.


Why You Should Choose Us for Your Prison Consulting Services Needs


Having been through these experiences ourselves, we know what you will go through, what problems are likely to present themselves, and how to make your time as smooth, successful, and productive as possible. While plenty of people make it out of prison alive, our goal is to help you thrive during your period of federal incarceration. With our federal prison consulting services, you can do just that.


Resources to Get You Started


While we do bill hourly for our individualized prison consulting services, we also believe that everyone -- regardless of ability to pay -- should have access to quality information about federal prisons and life therein. With this ideal in mind, we have developed a significant amount of content which talks about all areas of life in federal prison. This supplemental information is provided for free below and throughout this website. But if you want to truly set yourself up for success, you need the individualized prison consulting services of an experienced consultant. We hope that you will consider us.


Click any of the links below for more information on any of our federal prison consulting services or learn more About Us:


Pre-sentence: Valuable information to help you prepare for prison, such as what to do if you've been arrested, how to find an attorney, working with a criminal defense attorney and the difference between self-surrender and remanded custody.


Pre-prison: Important resources and information you should know before going to prison, such as financial planning, the security level you'll be housed at and how to secure a favourable prison placement.

Prisoner support

Prisoner support: The basics of the federal prison system that all prisoners, their families and their attorneys and prison consultants should know about, such as administrative remedies, education and training in prison, objecting to disciplinary action against you and more.

Prison Preparation for the Family

Prison Preparation for the Family: The family and loved ones of a prisoner go through many challenges themselves, such as emotional preparation, how to locate and communicate with a prisoner and more.

Prison Survival Guide

Prison Survival: How do you prepare for going to prison? What's the first day like? What's health care like in federal prison? How do you go to the washroom or shower? Get answers to these and many other real life questions you have about life in prison.

Life After Prison

Life After Prison: Are you or is a loved one close to being released from prison? Learn about what happens after release, such as halfway houses, re-entry into society, creating a support network and more.


Resources: There are vast amounts of resources for prisoner, families of prisoners, attorneys and prison consultants out there, but until now it has been difficult to find. Understand prison systems, how protective custody works, how to secure advocacy and publicity to your cause and more in our resources section.


Have questions about the federal prison consulting services or resources provided by Zoukis Prisoner Resources, or do you have a resource you'd like to see added? Contact us!