Christopher Zoukis is the author of Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (Prison Legal News, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co., 2014). He is also a contributing writer to Prison Legal News, The Huffington Post, Criminal Legal News, and the New York Daily News.
While incarcerated, Mr. Zoukis earned his Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business Administration and Legal Studies) and is currently a graduate student at Adams State University, where he is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.
He has also earned numerous awards for his writing. In 2011, he won two prestigious PEN American Center Prison Writing Awards for fiction and drama. In 2015, his book College for Convicts won the Montaigne Medal from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards for most thought provoking book of the year. In 2016, his Prison Law Blog was named a Top 100 Law Blawg by the American Bar Association. In 2017, his Federal Prison Handbook won an IndieReader Nonfiction Discovery Award and a gold medal in general nonfiction from Reader's Favorite Book Awards. And in 2018, the Handbook also won an award in the Feathered Quill Book Awards.
Mr. Zoukis regularly advises attorneys, prison consultants, and fellow prisoners about legal issues and federal regulations governing the Federal Bureau of Prisons operations. Upon release he plans to attend law school and become a federal criminal defense attorney.