Resources for Prisoners and Their Families

  • Resources

    Zoukis Prisoner Resources has a wealth of resources for prisoners, their family and loved ones, and attorneys and prison consultants. Click any of the below links to learn more about the various resources ZPR has to offer.

  • Inmate Locator

    Inmate Locator: A valuable tool for helping families and friends locate incarcerated individuals in American prisons.


  • Federal Prison Profiles

    Federal Prison Profiles: Learn more about the Federal Prisons in the United States, such as the background, population, security levels, health services, commissary, visitation, directions to the prison and more.


  • Top Federal Criminal Defense

    Top Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys: The team at ZPR has worked with hundreds of criminal lawyers across the U.S., and maintains a list of top performing federal criminal defense attorneys.


  • Resources for Attorneys & Prison Consultants

    Resources for Attorneys & Prison Consultants: In-depth resources for attorneys and prison consultants, such as advocacy letters, services for prison consultants, publicity for criminal defense firms and referrals for specialists.


  • Our Books

    Our Books: Prisoner Resources has a number of helpful books for prisoners and their families, on topics such as how to get an education in prison.


  • Prison Education

    Prison Education: For more specific information on prison education, including history, statistics on how it effects recidivism, correspondence school and more, visit


  • Federal Prison Systems & Programs

    Federal Prison Systems & Programs: The federal prison system can be a foreign and sometimes scary system that can seem overwhelming to navigate on your own. Get detailed information on how the system and programs work, such as security levels, the inmate discipline program, Protective Custody (PC) and more.


  • Understanding Security Levels

    Understanding Security Levels: Inmates are assigned to a specific level of security based on their custody and classification score.


  • Other Federal Prison Resources

    Controlled Movements: Learn how federal prisoners move about the prison using what is called controlled movements.

    Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): The crown jewel of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ rehabilitation programs is their Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), a rigorous nine month drug treatment program which provides for a one year sentence reduction for successful completion.

    Inmate Discipline Program: Inmates within the Federal Bureau of Prisons are subject to the Inmate Discipline Program, which lists what constitutes a prohibited act and the resulting disciplinary actions, along with the hearing and appeals procedures for such.

    Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP): Federal prisoners who owe fines and restitution are required to participate in the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP).

    Special Housing Units (SHUs): Special Housing Units (SHUs), also known as “the hole,” are how the Federal Bureau of Prison segregates prisoners.

    Protective Custody: Protective custody is a term describing the status of being housed in a secure location away from other prisoners in an effort to provide protection from other prisoners.

    Inmate Administrative Remedy Program: The Federal Bureau of Prisons permits inmates to file administrative remedies (i.e., grievances) when they have an issue which they can't resolve informally. This grievance process is called their Administrative Remedy Program.

    Program Statements and Federal Regulations: The Federal Bureau of Prisons policies are contained within documents called program statements. These program statements present official BOP policy for the various areas that they cover.

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