Federal Prison Handbook – The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons

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No one wants to, or plans to, go to prison. And while the total federal prison population is on the decline, 40,000 men and women are sentenced to a term at a federal prison every year. Most of those are sentenced for the first time, leaving them unaware of what to expect or how to successfully do their time. New inmates are often left to learn the ropes from their cellmates and other inmates. Federal inmate Christopher Zoukis has written a guide for both inmates and their families on what they can expect during their sentence.

While prison isn’t supposed to be a vacation or pleasant experience, inmates go to prison as punishment not for punishment (the old Nellis Federal Prison slogan). Being prepared for that sentence and being able to use the time for personal growth, education, vocational training, and rebuilding their personal lives, the Federal Prison Handbook covers all those issues, along with Zoukis’s other book Prison Education Guide. Additional chapters include visitation, external communication, religious, medical, and psychological programs, and recreation activities.

Knowing what to expect and how to handle common situations gives any new inmate a good start. The Federal Prison Handbook by inmate Christopher Zoukis is the book that will get them that start. Not all of the challenges inmates face come from each other; plenty come from understanding the system they’re now a part of. What are their rights and privileges? What are their responsibilities? And how to best navigate the many conflicts they’ll face. Most federal attorneys’ knowledge of the system their clients are entering ends with sentencing negotiation to institutions close to family, recommendations to drug programs, or self-surrendering. Additionally, they should hand over a copy of this book.

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Author Christopher Zoukis
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 522 pages
Publisher Middle Street Publishing
Publish Date 2017-Jan-22
ISBN 0097806927997
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Issue March 2017
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