Frequently Asked Questions
This page answers Frequently Asked Questions about Christopher Zoukis and his efforts in prisoners rights, inmate advocacy and more.
Q. Who is Christopher Zoukis?
A. Christopher Zoukis is an incarcerated prison education, prison law and prisoners rights expert, as well as a nonfiction book author, novelist, and a journalist. While he spends most of his time writing about prison law, prison education and prisoners' rights, he also tries to find time to pen a novel here and there. To learn more visit our Who is Christopher Zoukis? page.
Q. What are Christopher Zoukis's published works?
A. Christopher Zoukis is the author of many published books including Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Education Behind Bars: A Win-Win Strategy for Maximum Security (2012, Sunbury Press), Directory of Federal Prisons: PrisonLawBlog.com's Federal Bureau of Prisons Facility Directory (2014, Middle Street Publishing. Co-authored with Dr. Randall Radic) and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (2014, McFarland & Company). He is currently working on more fiction and non-fiction books as well as various other writing commitments. To find out more visit our Resumé and Published Works page.
Q. What kinds of journalism does Christopher Zoukis focus on?
A. Christopher Zoukis is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, Prison Legal News, Blog Critics, and AND Magazine. He has also contributed to a number of specialty publications concerning prison education, prison law, and prisoners' rights. In addition to this, he regularly blogs at PrisonLawBlog.com and PrisonEducation.com, both of which he founded and is the lead contributor.
Q. Does Christopher Zoukis have any new projects on the horizon?
A. Christopher has a number of upcoming fiction and nonfiction projects coming up, including various books and national writing commitments. To learn more visit our Resumé and Published Works page
Q. Is Christopher Zoukis represented by a literary agent?
A. Christopher Zoukis's nonfiction work is represented by Greg Aunapu at the Salkind Literary Agency.
Q. What type of media attention has Christopher Zoukis attracted?
A. Throughout the last several years, Christopher has garnered a great deal of media coverage for his various pursuits. While this coverage has primarily transpired within the continental United States, outlets in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia have also reviewed his books and discussed his projects. Some of his media includes regular national writing commitment in the Huffington Post, Prison Legal News, Salon.com, Blog Critics, New York Journal of Books and AND Magazine. To find out more visit our Resumé and Published Works section or Email his Publicist.
Q. Is Christopher Zoukis available to the news media for comment, quote, or interview?
A. Christopher can provide a quote or a comment about anything prison, prison law, prison education, prisoners’ rights, and criminal justice. His breadth of experience in these arenas is broad due to not only his own extensive experiences, but also due to the legal consulting he has engaged in over the last several years.
Christopher Zoukis can be contacted directly at the below address or can be contacted by Emailing his Publicist.
P.O. Box 1000, #22132-058
Petersburg, VA 23804
Q. Has Christopher Zoukis won any writing awards?
A. Christopher is a two-time recipient of the PEN American Center Prison Writing Awards in fiction and drama. In 2015, he received the Montaigne Medal for his book College for Convicts. You can learn more about his awards and other pursuits on our Resumé and Published Works page.
Q. Is Christopher Zoukis on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook?
A. Christopher himself is not on any of these channels as federal prisoners are not permitted internet access. However, his team of supporters represent him on all social media channels, regularly syndicating his work and connecting with his supporters and readers.
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Q. Where is Christopher Zoukis incarcerated, and when will he be released?
A. Christopher is currently incarcerated within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He's housed at FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. His good conduct time release date is September 2018.
Q. What will Christopher Zoukis do upon his release from federal prison?
A. Christopher has already started planning for his release. As founder of Zoukis Consulting Group, Christopher will be a prison consultant, helping prepare white collar criminal defendants for a term of incarceration, handle any problems which occur during incarceration (for example, disciplinary issues or prison transfer requests), and be there to help clients and their families every step of the way, including prisoners reintegrate back into society. In addition to his consulting work, he also plans on applying to law schools upon release from custody.
Q. Can members of the general public write to Christopher Zoukis directly?
A. Christopher welcomes all correspondence. He can be reached at:
P.O. Box 1000, #22132-058
Petersburg, VA 23804
Q. How can fans of Christopher Zoukis help him in his writing endeavors?
A. There are many ways that people can help Christopher in his writing endeavors. The most visible way is to review any of his books and post those reviews to sites such as Amazon.com, Goodreads.com, and other book review and book sales websites. Fans can also share his books and websites with friends. This could be fulfilled either in person, via email, or on social media networks. Last, and perhaps easiest, would be to simply purchase a copy of his works. This directly supports Christopher and helps him continue with his writing endeavors.
Q. How can fans of Christopher Zoukis help him in his prison education and prisoners right efforts?
A. Fans can support Christopher in his prison education and prisoners right efforts by visiting PrisonEducation.com and PrisonLawBlog.com, Tweeting/Retweeting about these websites, 'liking' the posts on these websites, and sharing these websites with friends and colleagues who might find them of interest.
Q. How can fans of Christopher Zoukis stay abreast of his latest works and projects?
A. Fans can simply enter their email address into the email submission forms on ChristopherZoukis.com. Christopher sends out regular updates concerning his literary efforts through this email list. If a fan also wants to receive prison education or prisoners’ rights project updates, they can go to PrisonEducation.com and PrisonLawBlog.com and enter their email address there, too.