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Book Review: The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.05.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The much anticipated second edition of The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, by Brandon Sample and Alissa Hull, is the fifth book to...

5 Best Christmas Gifts for an Incarcerated Loved One

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Many family members and friends are frustrated by the lack of ability to send Christmas gifts to incarcerated loved ones. After all, most prison mail ...

Solitary Confinement: A Personal Take

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Looking into the future of American corrections, I present a question to both myself and others: If not solitary confinement, then what? For the most part there is no good answer in the current model of coercive rule.

'Prison Legal News' vs. the State of Florida: A Battle Against Censorship

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

The State of Florida wishes to suppress a long-respected voice of dissent and social justice by targeting arguably "dangerous" content in the advertisements. By prohibiting the advertisement of lawful endeavors everyone should take pause and ask: what are they afraid of?

The Right to Write: How the Disciplinary System Comes down on Incarcerated Writers

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While I might not be able to protect myself, you, the American people can. I'm nothing but an inmate. That I know. But I'm an inmate who is willing to force an issue in the public sphere.

The 5 Best Items to Send to Your Loved One in Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While many items are prohibited in American jails and prisons, some are still allowed. And it is these items that can make a stay in the slammer that much more bearable and less toxic.

Feds Join Suit About S.C. Jail's Book Policy

Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Bibles cannot be the only reading materials allowed in jail, the U.S. Department of Just...

"The Jim Crow Laws of the 21st Century": Will New York Change?

Odile Weissenborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Odile Weissenborn

In New York, the 36-year-old Rockefeller Drug Laws may be massively overhauled.