Incarcerated Writer Christopher Zoukis Vindicated!

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

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Prison Education News Founder Under Fire: Federal Bureau of Prisons Attacks Christopher Zoukis

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  founder Christopher Zoukis is incarcerated. Due to the importance of this matter,

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Prison Author Under Fire: Federal Bureau of Prisons Retaliates Against Christopher Zoukis

Image courtesy Over the past month Federal Bureau of Prison officials at the Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg have issued incarcerated author Christopher Zoukis a series of incident reports in a seeming attempt to censor his critique of the prison

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FCI Petersburg Announces New Classes

Image courtesy 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

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LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

By Christopher Zoukis / Huffington Post At the start of June, pink flyers announcing LGBT Month started appearing around FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia, where I am incarcerated. The fliers, along with many colorful postings in

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By Christopher Zoukis Image courtesy As many Prison Education News readers are aware, 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

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FCI Petersburg’s UNICOR Announces Scholarship Program

By Christopher Zoukis

For the past several years I have been seeking information on the UNICOR Scholarship Program offered at FCI Petersburg.  And for years I, and other UNICOR workers, have received a cold shoulder from FCI Petersburg UNICOR staff.  They have refused to provide information concerning how to apply for the scholarship program, what the program consists of, the requirements thereof, and where to find additional information concerning it.

Up until today, I’ve only been able to locate two sources of limited information concerning the program: 1) an inmate who is in the program, but was unwilling to supply myself with any sort of documentation concerning it and 2) referrals to it — and program directions — which can be located in Federal Bureau of Prisons’ national policy.  Essentially I, and the vast majority of other inmates at FCI Petersburg, have been stonewalled by UNICOR staff which resulted in the vast majority of UNICOR inmates not being able to apply for this scholarship program.  Today that changed.

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