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TruthOut – Voting in Prison

Christopher Zoukis writes about the lack of the right to vote in prison. While felon voting varies from state to state, most felons lose their right to vote when incarcerated. It is also possible that the right to vote will not be given back to them even after they have been released and are functioning

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TruthOut – Transgendered Prisoners

Victoria Law writes about the treatment of transgender prisoners and the many areas the current prison system needs to improve. Read: Despite Advances, the Trans Struggle for Justice Behind Bars Is Just Beginning

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Interview with KBOO FM About Federal Prison Handbook

On May 25, 2017, Christopher Zoukis was interviewed by KBOO FM radio host Amy Johnson about his new book, the Federal Prison Handbook. Q: Could you start by telling me about your book? A: When I came to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, when I was first charged with a crime, I had no real

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CreditCards.com Interview: The Cost of Debt in Prison

In this June 14, 2017 interview, Christopher Zoukis talks about the prison economy: the loan sharks you’ll meet behind bars, what happens to you if you can’t pay your debts, the currency prisoners come up with, and the most important lessons life behind bars teaches you about finance in the real world. Hear the full

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Press Release: Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Information

The Federal Bureau of Prisons incarcerates 154,859 federal prisoners across 37 states. These inmates are held in 127 stand-alone federal prisons, 68 satellite prison camps, and 12 private prisons. In the fiscal year 2019, 76,656 criminal defendants were sentenced in federal courts. This constitutes a 10.2 percent increase in federal criminal sentencing over the fiscal

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Trump v. Biden on Criminal Justice

by Christopher Zoukis and Charles Sloan-Hillier “If we catch a drug dealer – death penalty.” President Donald J. Trump, 2018 “Lock the S.O.B.s up.” Former Senator Joe Biden, 1994 As protests and calls for police reforms continue in response to police shootings of unarmed suspects, both the Republican and Democratic parties seem to be on

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