Book News: College for Convicts Available for Pre-Order

By Christopher Zoukis

After many hard months of work, I'm proud to announce that my latest book, College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, is now available for pre-order through my publisher McFarland and Company.  This book presents the arguments for expanding educational offerings to prison inmates in the U.S. and abroad, explores successful prison education programs across the nation and the world, analyzes the current state of education in American prisons, and provides a roadmap to expanding educational offerings to prisoners.  To order your own copy, please click on the following link:

College for Convicts has been a project long in the works.  Researched and penned from a federal prison, the medium security FCI Petersburg, it was not an easy task to fulfill.  Finding a publisher was even more challenging, considering that I lack access to regular email and can't participate in any trade shows or meet-and-greets.  But with the help of my team outside of prison, we've managed to jump through all of these hoops, and are now excited to advocate for enhanced educational opportunities for America's prisoners on a national stage.  We're particularly excited to be advocating for college programs in our nation's prisons.  This book has the power to open our political leaders’ and the American public's eyes and minds to the concept of education being the most cost-effective, proven method of reducing recidivism that the world currently knows.  All profits from the sale of this text go directly to our advocacy efforts.

Please show your support for this project by pre-ordering your own copy of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, which will be released either late this year or early next year.  By doing so, you will be showing the publisher that there is a dedicated and active force behind this book, which will help to raise our marketing budget and help us to advocate more effectively for higher education in America's prisons on a national stage.