About the Prison Law Blog
What We Are
The Prison Law Blog (PLB) is a resource for attorneys, criminal justice professionals, prisoners and their families and friends, along with anyone else seeking informed, honest, and authoritative information about prison law.
PLB actively supports organizations espousing prisoners' rights as well as quality prison staff organizations such as the Correctional Education Association and the American Correctional Association. We strive to understand the corrections industry from all sides and from every perspective.
Who We Are
Prison Law Blog is comprised of a group of educated, passionate and accomplished professionals, such as experienced prison litigators, highly-trained paralegals and other professionals knowledgeable and passionate about prison law.
Several of the Prison Law Blog contributors have themselves served time in both federal and state prison systems. They have taught classes inside their respective prisons about habeas corpus, writing and publishing and a variety of other topics. Many of us have engaged in legal services and legal consulting, and have a very thorough understanding of prison law from both sides.
We are the men and women to whom those in the legal and criminal justice sectors go to when their client is in the Special Housing Unit and needs to be freed, or who is facing a prison disciplinary hearing and needs to be defended by competent defense counsel.
In just the last few months, our success list boasts five expunged incident reports, two detainers lifted, a remand for resentencing (which is going to result in a 10-year time cut due to a Simmons issue), and a time slot in a medium security federal prison's chapel. Our continued success is simply a product of knowing what we need to know and how to best employ it for our clients.
Our contributors are members of:
- The American Bar Association (including their Criminal Justice Section and Section on Litigation)
- The American Society of Journalists and Authors
- The American Civil Liberties Union,
- The Correctional Education Association
- The National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists,
- The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
- The National Lawyers Guild
- The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (including their Appellate Defender Section)
- The National Writers Union
- The PEN American Centre
- The Society of Professional Journalists
We have published works in:
- Prison Legal News
- The Huffington Post
- Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch
- AND Magazine,
- The Kansas City Star
- The Sacramento Bee
- Blog Critics
- Midwest Book Review
- Basil and Spice
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- SF Gate
- Rain Taxi
- Associated Press
- Google News
- Yahoo! News
A number of our contributors have also published books on a variety of subjects, including prison education policy, how to survive in federal prison, and even science fiction novels. You can find more information about these in the Books section on this site.
Read our Authors page for more details on Christopher Zoukis, check out our Facts section for information on common law topics such as Women in Prison and The Death Penalty, or check out our most recent activities in our weekly Blog.
Members of the media can Email our Publicist to book an interview.