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.