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Prison Writer Slammed with Another Stint in Solitary

  By Jean Trounstine and Christopher Zoukis It shouldn’t be surprising to hear federal prisoner and prisoner rights advocate Christopher Zoukis, who has written four books and produced countless articles for outlets such as the New York Daily News, Prison Legal News, and the Huffington Post, is under fire once again for his writing activities.

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Prisoners Riot Over Excessive Phone Rates

By Christopher Zoukis A disturbance at Alaska’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center left a housing unit uninhabitable after prisoners and guards clashed over the prison’s excessive telephone rates, a “smartmouth” guard’s comments on the subject, and other issues. According to prisoners formerly housed in the dorm, on October 9, 2015, between 9 and 10 p.m., prisoner

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Grand Juries: Gatekeepers to Justice System

By Christopher Zoukis On November 30, 2014, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced that Ferguson (MO) Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in connection with Wilson’s fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. The failure of the grand jury to return an indictment was not a surprise

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Tenth Circuit Remands Two-year Sentence for Probation Violation

By Christopher Zoukis On October 25, 2016, the Tenth Circuit remanded a case involving a federal probation violation for resentencing due to the improper admission of hearsay testimony from a probation officer. Tremale Henry was on federal supervised release when he was allegedly involved in two assaults involving dangerous weapons. At his probation revocation hearing,

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