Christopher Hardy Zoukis is the Marketing Director of the Law Offices of Brandon Sample. He regularly contributes to the Huffington Post, Prison Legal News, New York Daily News, Criminal Legal News, New York Journal of Books and many other national and international news outlets, and has been used as a trusted source in publications such as USA Today, the Detroit Free Press and the Tallahassee Democrat. He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his writing and criminal justice reform advocacy.

This webpage profiles Christopher Hardy Zoukis’ various academic, legal, religious, professional and literary accomplishments.


Adams State University

  • Master of Business Administration (in process)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business Administration and Legal Studies), summa cum laude
  • Advanced Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Certificate in Employment Law

Blackstone Career Institute

  • Advanced Certificate in Civil Litigation
  • Advanced Certificate in Business and Corporate Law
  • Advanced Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Diploma in Paralegal Studies

Penn Foster High School

  • High School Diploma


Marketing Director, Law Offices of Brandon Sample

  • 2018-present

National Writing Commitments

Huffington Post Contributing Writer

Prison Legal News Contributing Writer

New York Daily News Contributing Writer

  • 2017-Present,

Criminal Legal News, Contributing Writer

New York Journal of Books Book Reviewer

Blog Critics Contributing Writer


Published Books

Writing Awards

  • IndieReader Discovery Award (2017): Nonfiction award, for Federal Prison Handbook
  • Readers’ Favorite Book Awards (2017): Gold medal awarded in general nonfiction, for Federal Prison Handbook
  • American Bar Association’s Top 100 Law Blawgs (2016): for Prison Law Blog (now at
  • Eric Hoffer Book Awards (2015): Montaigne Medal, for College for Convicts
  • Pen America Center Prison Writing Awards (2012): Fiction (short story “Jesusland”) and Drama (screenplay “Healing Bin Laden”)
  • Feathered Quill Book Awards (2018): Nonfiction award, for Federal Prison Handbook

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Media Appearances

  • Christopher has been interviewed by dozens of media outlets concerning criminal justice topics. See our In The Media  page for a comprehensive listing of such appearances.