Christopher Zoukis

Author and Prisoners' Rights Advocate

Christopher Zoukis, a young writer currently incarcerated at FCC Petersburg (Medium), is an impassioned and active prison education advocate, a legal commentator, and a prolific writer of books, book reviews, and prison law articles. Christopher is very knowledgeable about prison-related legal issues, prison policy, federal regulations, and case law. He is the author of Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014) and the Prison Education Guide (Prison Legal News Publishing, 2016). The Federal Prison Handbook is an IndieReader Discovery Awards winner. Christopher has established three websites:,, and, and was a former editor of the Education Behind Bars Newsletter. While in prison he has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (business administration/legal studies) and is currently attending Adams State University's MBA program. He regularly advises fellow prisoners and prison consultants on 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. "We can't let the past define us," he says. "We have to do something today to make tomorrow what we want it to be."