Incarcerated Author Releases Federal Prison Handbook

Cover of Federal Prison Handbook

The Federal Prison Handbook provides a wealth of information for prisoners, those going to prison, loved ones of prisoners and more.

Christopher Zoukis author

Christopher Zoukis is a prisoner rights and correctional education advocate, author and award-winning writer.

When Christopher Zoukis went to prison, he and his loved ones were completely unprepared, and there were no resources available to help. Now that's all changed.

The Federal Prison Handbook is an excellent resource for individuals currently incarcerated or facing incarceration in a federal prison.”

— Brandon Sample, Executive Director of Prisology

PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2017 / — When Christopher Zoukis first went to prison over 10 years ago, he was completely unprepared. “I had no idea how the system worked, where I was going or what to expect,” says Zoukis, who is still incarcerated at FCI Petersburg in Virginia.

Like most of the other 10 million Americans imprisoned across the country, he didn’t even know what to prepare for emotionally, financially or otherwise. “There was no one resource to go to and find the real information I was desperate to find,”

Now that’s all changed.

The newly-released Federal Prison Handbook compiles resources and information to help prisoners and their loved ones understand how the federal prison system works, as well as help keep prisoners safe by explaining how to avoid the near-constant conflicts found inside prisons.
Some of the topics inside include:

– A brief history of the Bureau of Prisons and a breakdown of the current inmate population
– Details about the different security levels and special administrative facilities
– What to expect on the day you’re admitted to prison, and how to greet cellmates for the first time
– What to do about sexual harassment or assault
– Navigating racial and cultural divisions at different security levels and during transport
– The best ways to avoid fights, and the options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided
– Typical daily schedules, controlled movements and inmate counts, and how to carve out a life between mandatory activities
– The best ways to avoid gangs and fights, and options that provide the greatest protection if a fight cannot be avoided
– Comprehensive analysis of Federal Bureau of Prisons policy and regulatory guidelines

About Christopher Zoukis
Christopher Zoukis is an outspoken prisoners rights and correctional education advocate who is incarcerated at FCI Petersburg Medium in Virginia. He is an award-winning writer whose work has been published widely in major publications such as The Huffington Post, Prison Legal News, New York Daily News and various other print and online publications. Learn more about Christopher Zoukis and the Federal Bureau of Prisons at

Media Inquiries
Christopher Zoukis is pleased to speak with media by telephone about topics related to prison education and justice reform. For more information or to book an interview, email or send a request in writing to:

Christopher Zoukis
Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg
P.O. Box 1000, #22132-058
Petersburg, VA 23804

What Others Say About the Federal Prison Handbook
“The Federal Prison Handbook is an excellent resource for individuals currently incarcerated or facing incarceration in a federal prison." — Brandon Sample, federal-prisoner-turned-attorney, author of The Habeas Citebook, and Executive Director of Prisology

"A must-read . . . [Filled with] extensive details on the nuances of federal prison culture." — Jack Donson, Director of Case Management at FedCURE, Chair of the American Bar Association's standing subcommittee on Federal Bureau of Prisons policy, nationally awarded FBOP retiree.

"The go-to reference book for answering all those 'good questions' the incarcerated client asks but which the attorney doesn't know the answers to because they never teach you [this] in law school." — Kent Russell, expert attorney and author, California Habeas Handbook

Kamea Zelisko
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According to a recent Internet World Stats report, Arabic has over 375 million users, yet 55.5% of all web content is in English

While the diversity of languages on the Internet has been growing in recent years, for most people, there is still very little content in their own language”

— Sue Brett, C.E.O at

CUPERTINO, CA, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2017 / — Even today, it’s estimated that 55.5% of all web content is in English. However, only around 20% of the world’s population speaks English to any degree, and just 5% of the world speaks English as a native language.

Arabic is a key language in over 20 countries, and over 375 million people speak Arabic worldwide, representing 5.2% of the global population. A trend can be seen in the private and non-profit sectors as businesses seek to better understand developing markets, and organizations work across borders to develop institutions, improve economies, and educate young people in the Middle East and North Africa.

“While the diversity of languages on the Internet has been growing in recent years, for most people, there is still very little content in their own language,” commented Sue Brett, C.E.O at

It’s estimated that approximately 35.8% of the Arabic-speaking population is online, with Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the UAE topping the statistics, each country having over 8 million internet users. Dubai Expo 2020 and Amazon's purchase of the Middle Eastern underlines the e-commerce tipping point.

“There is always a balance between integrating and preserving cultural heritage. Most people prefer learning in their own language. Developing quality, online courses for Arabic learners is very important to us, as part of our overall commitment to the region. This week, we launched an initial range of soft skills in Arabic, with an aggressive growth plan in place. As the Arabic saying goes, 'awwal alshshajarat bidharr (A tree begins with a seed.),” Ms. Brett continued.

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History Publishing Company's Historical Fiction imprint to Publish Two Volume Epic About the Old American West

The cover to Vol One of the new American Epic

Author Edward A. Graves

"Sully's American West" The greatest stories of the old American West narrated by elderly man who was in all of them. Must be told in two volumes

And indeed they do. With those few attributes Sully is allowed to grow into an epical new figure in American literature.”

— Donagh Bracken

PALISADES, NEW YORK, USA, May 1, 2017 / — The Historical Fiction imprint of History Publishing Company will release an important new book in two volumes."Sully’s American West."

Think Little Big Man, the book by Thomas Berger published in 1964 and made into a movie with Dustin Hoffman in 1990 playing the role of Jack Crabbe, the 111 year old white man who recounts his youthful experience with the Cheyenne Indians weaving fictional accounts into actual happenings.

Now fifty three years later, think "Sully’s American West." It starts in 1895 in San Francisco, Sully introduces himself and explains how he’s come to write this story after 32 years traveling through America’s Old West and experiencing its greatest characters and events

His story starts as a youth. He is William Garvey Sullivan, a sixteen year old boy in Ireland with a passion for adventure unexpectedly finding passage to America. As a result of his upbringing, along with his passion and capacity for travel, Sully has several natural abilities – he is liked by most everyone he meets, has an exceptional gift for gab,can outwork most anyone, plays a good fiddle, and loves to cook for himself and others. These are the attributes that will eventually carry him across America’s West. “. And indeed they do,” says Publisher Donagh Bracken, ” with those few attributes Sully is allowed to grow into an epical new figure in American literature.”

And Sully’s epic commences when he arrives in New York on what turns out to be the eve of the infamous New York Draft Riots. He witnesses them from start to finish and records in great detail all that he saw – from what led up to them, to the incredible and often horrible acts themselves, and the aftermath of those terrible days.

After the dust settles, Sully finds himself fully integrated into the New York culture with a lot of friends – most particularly, pub owners John and Mary McSorley who become instrumental in Sully’s future adventures.Sully works at the New York docks during the day, and as a cook, bartender, and entertainer at McSorley’s in the evening. During this time: Sully befriends a fellow worker, Catherine McCarty and her young son Henry – who he was destined to meet up with again, years later in the West. By that time though, Henry McCarty had become known as Billy the Kid.

John McSorley, besides being a great friend to Sully, is also an exceptional businessman. He recognizes Sully’s restless nature, and also a good business opportunity when he sees one. Together they invent the first portable kitchen, or “chuck wagon” as it was later to become known. John decides to fund Sully, helps him get set up, and sends him off on his Western adventures to meet and deal with Wyatt Earp, Jesse James and a host of others while finding himself in the middle of such events and places as Tombstone, Dodge City, the OK Corral, the Johnson County War, Northfield, Minnesota bank robbery and more, and still more.

The story is a big one, as big as the West itself. It cannot be told in one book, Volume One which leaves Sully on the road to Tombstone, will be available June 30, 2017. Volume Two will be available August 15, 2017.

Author William A. Graves knows the West too although born in Ithaca, New York he is now a long time resident of Oklahoma where he resides with his wife Pamela and their three children. He is a world traveled businessman, an acknowledged expert on horses, and the default author for numerous companies for business related journals and articles. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Donagh Bracken
History Publishing Company LLC
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Award Winning SUREedge Migrator Delivers Markets Fastest Agentless Migration

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, US, May 1, 2017 / — San Jose, Calif. – May 1, 2017, Sureline Systems, a leader in enterprise-class physical, virtual, cloud, and container migration and disaster recovery software solutions for application mobility today announced they will be showcasing their industry-leading data migration solution, SUREedge® Migrator, at the upcoming OpenStack® Summit being held May 8 – 11, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston Massachusetts. Delegates who visit Sureline at booth A33 will be able to explore all the patented and award winning features of Sureline’s SUREedge® Migrator solution.

Tweet this: @SurelineSystems showcases #sureedge migrator #datamigration software at #OpenStack Summit Booth A33– full story

SUREedge Migrator can be deployed for migrations from traditional infrastructures to OpenStack environments in on-premises or Cloud targets. Customers are able to migrate existing physical servers or virtual machines from any hypervisor or cloud to OpenStack with automated transformation resulting in fast, secure, and efficient onboarding.

The latest versions of SUREedge Migrator are available now with support for OpenStack. The OpenStack migration works with any hypervisor or cloud that supports OpenStack. The SUREedge Migrator OpenStack support works with any hypervisor or cloud that supports OpenStack. SUREedge Migrator is qualified with the OpenStack Liberty version. During migration, SUREedge injects the necessary drivers to ensure bootability of the migrated servers on OpenStack supported hypervisors. Integration and drivers are included to support a variety of OpenStack components including:
• KeyStone for authenticating the OpenStack user
• Nova to assign flavors (CPU, RAM) to the migrated VM
• Neutron to set the Network. The server is migrated with original IP as both private and floating IPs are set.
• Cinder to support different storage types

The OpenStack cloud operating system is fast becoming an important alternative for large enterprises wishing to avoid vendor lock-in with multi-hypervisor support while being able to tailor the OpenStack environment to meet their specific needs. SUREedge Migrator allows organizations to migrate complete workloads to new infrastructure inside a data center, from data center to data center, to public clouds, between clouds, or from a cloud back to on-premises. Already feature-rich, SUREedge Migrator delivers a multitude of capabilities including; ease of deployment and management through a powerful UI, automated transformation of the workload to the target environment, efficiency and security with deduplication, compression and encryption for any data going across a WAN, and no impact on the production server during the migration process.

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About Sureline Systems
Sureline's patented, award-winning SUREedge® is a proven enterprise-class software solution for Cloud Migration, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datacenter Consolidation and Application Mobility. SUREedge reduces risk through encrypted and efficient data transmission, and reliable transformation of the entire application, its data and interdependencies from source server to the target server virtualization or Cloud. It is easy-to- deploy and manage through a single UI, with automated discovery, no agents to install, and is completely non-disruptive. SUREedge is source and destination agnostic working to/from any physical server, any hypervisor (including hyperconverged infrastructures), any cloud, and any storage. Customers worldwide trust SUREedge to meet their workload migration, disaster recovery and application mobility objectives. Sureline is headquartered in San Jose, CA., and its products and services are available through a global network of partners.
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Douglas W. Gruehl
Sureline Systems Inc
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