College for Convicts

The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, is an award winning informative book on prison education. Using proven data, this book demonstrates the various benefits of college education for prisoners, particularly how educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life.

Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this factual work proves educating prisoners:

  • Reduces crime and social disruption (with up to a 0% recidivism rate).
  • Could save taxpayers about $80 Billion per year. 
  • Results in reconnected families and safer communities, while reducing taxpayer costs for economic, mental health, medical, and child welfare services for incarcerated parents' children.

College for Convicts was the 2015 winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book.

"Mr. Zoukis presents the case for higher education in American prisons in a logical, cogent manner. College For Convicts is a necessary book, not simply for the average person, but especially for law makers and policy makers." - Anthony Tinsman, Huffington Post

Media Resources:

Below are promotional materials for media to download and use in articles about Christopher Zoukis and his book College for Convicts. Please email his publicist to arrange an interview or get comments.