By Kyla Elizabeth Sentes The Federal Bureau of Prisons houses 206,760 prisoners in 193 federal institutions and 14 private contract facilities. While the exact figures aren’t readily available, it is estimated that tens of thousands of federal prisoners will be subject to prison disciplinary procedures annually. Some are even subject to several such proceedings each…

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All Incident Reports Overturned and Expunged By Middle Street Publishing It is with great pride and joy that we at Middle Street Publishing share the terrific news that embattled prison writer Christopher Zoukis has been vindicated once again! He’s now back available via email and can again make telephone calls from Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg…

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When Americans think of prison censorship, images of prison guards throwing away letters come to mind. So too do images of books and publications like Prison Legal News being rejected for being a “threat to the good order, orderly operation, and security of the institution,” which covers about any number of theoretical penological objectives. And…

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By Randy Radic  Christopher Zoukis We at Prison Education News are concerned regarding several recent events at FCI Petersburg, the medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia where PrisonEducation.com  founder Christopher Zoukis is incarcerated. Due to the importance of this matter, we’ve decided to go public and share what has transpired in the past two months.…

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Image courtesy prisonlawblog.com By Christopher Zoukis FCI Petersburg’s Education Department recently released the list of new Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses, along with their respective instructors.  To shine a light on this promising prison education program, we at Prison Education News present the list of courses: MONDAY ACE CLASSES       Basic Towing — A. Ballew,…

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After many hard months of work, I’m proud to announce that my latest book, College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, is now available for pre-order through my publisher McFarland and Company.  This book presents the arguments for expanding educational offerings to prison inmates in the U.S. and abroad, explores successful…

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As many Prison Education News readers are aware, PrisonLawBlog.com is our sister website which focuses on prisoners’ rights and prison law.  It is another property of Middle Street Publishing.  Recently the Prison Law Blog launched a new project called the FCI Petersburg Pigeon Project.  This project consists of taking care of the wild pigeon population…

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