Incarceration can be cruel for prisoners and their loved ones. Learn what to expect and make the best of this time by staying safe and building a life behind bars. The Federal Prison Handbook teaches everything you need to know to protect yourself and survive the system, compiled by a college-educated federal inmate turned corrections consultant. This insider's view of the unknown world will guide you through the mental stresses of confinement, and keep you physically safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside federal prisons in the United States today.The Federal Prison Handbook is the definitive guide to surviving incarceration in federal prison. This handbook teaches individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside, and their friends and families, everything they need to know to protect themselves and their rights.The thorough information was compiled by Christopher Zoukis, who has first-hand experience with the federal prison system, as Zoukis served 12 years in prison as a young man, and is now the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a boutique federal criminal justice consultancy which assists federal criminal defense attorneys, criminal defendants, federal prisoners, and their families understand life inside the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His insider's view of this obscure world guides readers through the mental stresses of confinement.Zoukis also keeps readers physically safe, by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside federal prisons.In detailed chapters broken down by topical area, readers discover: -What to expect on the day you're admitted to prison, and how to greet cellmates for the first time-What to do about sexual harassment or assault-The best ways to avoid fights, and the options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided-How to access medical, psychological and religious services-How to communicate with the outside world through telephones, computers, and mail-What you can buy in the official commissary and the underground economy-How to avoid scams, schemes, theft, and other problems-A comprehensive analysis of Federal Bureau of Prisons policy and regulatory guidelines-And much more.
About the Author
Christopher Zoukis, an award winning incarcerated writer, is the author of "College for Convicts" (McFarland & Co., 2014), the "Prison Education Guide" (Prison Legal News Publishing, 2016), and the "Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons" (Middle Street Publishing, 2017). He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, and Prison Legal News, along with a number of other print and digital media outlets. In January 2017 he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business/Law) from Adams State University. He is currently attending Adams State University's MBA program. Mr. Zoukis regularly advises attorneys, prison consultants, and fellow prisoners about legal issues and federal regulations governing the Federal Bureau of Prisons operations. Upon his release he plans to attend law school and become a federal criminal defense attorney. Having served time at different security levels, Mr. Zoukis hasn't just heard about what others need to know, he has lived it. From a "gladiator school" youth detention facility to a medium-security federal prison and time in solitary, he has survived some of the worst federal prison could throw at him. He created the "Federal Prison Handbook" to help others survive . . . and even thrive while behind bars. He can be found online at http: //www.prisonerresource.com, http: //www.prisoneducation.com, and http: //www.christopherzoukis.com.