By Christopher Zoukis
In the May issue of Graterfriends, the publication of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, an announcement was made as to their upcoming Annual Business Meeting and Benefit Celebration.  Since the Prison Law Blog unequivocally supports the Pennsylvania Prison Society and their essential work, we’d like to pass along the announcement.

Here are the basics:

Who: The Pennsylvania Prison Society

What: Annual Business Meeting & Benefit Celebration of 226 Years of Service

When: On Tuesday, June 4, 5:00 PM (Annual Business Meeting); 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Benefit Celebration)

Where: Arden Theatre, 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Why: The Annual Business Meeting will include the election of new officers and the Board of Directors.  The Benefit Celebration will include a presentation of the Justice Award to the Honorable M. Teresa Sarmina, Judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Where to Buy Tickets: Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s office at 215-564-6005, ext. 106.

How to Connect with the Pennsylvania Prison Society: If you want to connect with this most worthwhile organization, please visit their website at or ‘Like’ them on Facebook at

How to Become a Member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society: Those who wish to become a member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, as I and countless others are, should send their name, prisoner number (if applicable), institution (if applicable), address, city, state, zip code, and check or money order to: The Pennsylvania Prison Society, 245 North Broad Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  The rates for membership are as follows: $5 Prisoner, $10 Prisoner Family/Student, $40 Regular Membership, $100 Friend of the Society, $200 Patron, $250 Sponsor, $500 Founder, $1,000 1787 Society.  By becoming a member you’ll receive the publications Graterfriends and Correctional Forum.  Prisoners who only desire to receive Graterfriends can subscribe for the reduced rate of $3.

Very few prison reform organizations are as well-respected and effective as the Pennsylvania Prison Society.  As such, do what you can to help them fulfill their mission.  Become a member, subscribe to their two publications, attend their Benefits Ceremony, ‘Like’ them on Facebook, and make a donation.  And don’t forget to mention that their friends at sent you their way.

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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