In the midst of serving a sentence a a corrections facility, the author Christopher Zoukis discusses prison reform and the value of getting an education from prison, and his book College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland and Company, 2014), with Joseph Planta.
|College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons by Christopher Zoukis (McFarland & Company, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
We hear about prison reform a lot, whether it’s for prisons here in Canada or the United States. Christopher Zoukis is a writer who has spent his time in prison writing books and pieces for such publications as the Huffington Post about what life is like behind bars, and how education can be one’s salvation, and a way out for a lot of people. Not necessarily to get out of jail sooner, but perhaps better. He is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons. It is published by McFarland and Company. Mr. Zoukis is appearing on the program today to talk about his experiences in prison, and his appearance is no reflection on the charges that landed him in prison. You can go to his website www.christopherzoukis.com to read all about the reasons to which he is incarcerated. As an inmate, he was only allowed fifteen minutes on the phone. He spoke to me this past Sunday afternoon. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, at Federal Corrections Institute Petersburg in Prince George County, Virginia, Christopher Zoukis; Mr. Zoukis, good morning.