Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Review: Directory of Federal Prisons by Christopher Zoukis and Dr. Randall Radic

Directory of Federal Prisons by Christopher Zoukis and Dr. Randall Radic is a helpful reference book for anyone who knows or needs to know anyone in a federal prison: family members, friends, attorneys, and journalists covering the prison or criminal justice beat.

Zoukis is incarcerated at FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia. His experience in the federal prison system allowed him to see a need for this information and for prison reform in general. He has thrown himself into social justice advocacy and has written articles on these issues, in addition to publishing a book titled, Education Behind Bars: A Win-Win Strategy for Maximum Security (Sunbury Press, 2012. His co-author, Dr. Randall Radic, is the author of several non-fiction books and the Senior Editor and Chief Operating Officer of Middle Street Publishing (MSP)--South Carolina non-profit dedicated to social justice, where he superintends and, and manages all of MSP’s print and online endeavors. Together they have created this helpful resource to keep you in touch with those in the federal prison system.

Directory of Federal Prisons is set up geographically by specific areas of the country. It also includes a chapter with contact information for private prisons housing federal inmates. Contact information for regional offices start out each chapter, along with a map. Various appendices list these federal prisons by: region, alphabetical order, those housing female inmates, security level, and satellite prison camps. The final appendix includes other important Bureau of Prisons contact information.

A lot of thought has gone into the design of this book to make it quick and easy to find what you're looking for. I applaud the authors' passion for improving the criminal justice system.

File Size: 1468 KB
Print Length: 179 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Middle Street Publishing (February 13, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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