You can find over a hundred federal prisons in the United States today. However, these prisons aren’t equal; some are better than others regarding safety, comfort, and amenities. Knowing the best federal prisons for your unique situation is extremely helpful in ensuring you are assigned to the easiest and safest place for you to serve
Christopher Zoukis writes about the lack of the right to vote in prison. While felon voting varies from state to state, most felons lose their right to vote when incarcerated. It is also possible that the right to vote will not be given back to them even after they have been released and are functioning
Aviva Stahl discusses transgender prisoners and their experiences behind bars. Read: The Uphill Battle to Make Prison Safer for Trans Women
Catey Hill discusses the lack of financial literacy education in prison and the issues relating to it. Read: How Prison Inmates Learn About Money
Harvard debates the value of education in prison. Is the cost too high? What is the benefit long term? These are questions addressed in this debate.
On May 25, 2017, Christopher Zoukis was interviewed by KBOO FM radio host Amy Johnson about his new book, the Federal Prison Handbook. Q: Could you start by telling me about your book? A: When I came to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, when I was first charged with a crime, I had no real
In this June 14, 2017 interview, Christopher Zoukis talks about the prison economy: the loan sharks you’ll meet behind bars, what happens to you if you can’t pay your debts, the currency prisoners come up with, and the most important lessons life behind bars teaches you about finance in the real world. Hear the full
The Federal Bureau of Prisons incarcerates 154,859 federal prisoners across 37 states. These inmates are held in 127 stand-alone federal prisons, 68 satellite prison camps, and 12 private prisons. In the fiscal year 2019, 76,656 criminal defendants were sentenced in federal courts. This constitutes a 10.2 percent increase in federal criminal sentencing over the fiscal