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Bibliography of Selected Prison Cases
This is the second edition of this useful 32 page booklet by South Dakota prisoner Roger Flittie. It provides a very good reference point for prison case law. With sections covering everything from class action conditions of confinement suits to ad seg, disciplinary actions, property, due process, access to the courts, racial discrimination, etc. It is up to date all the way to 1991. It also has a very useful section of cases listing damage awards to prisoner plaintiffs. As most prisoner litigants know, judges and juries are not very generous in awarding damages to prisoners, even in cases of serious injury. So the list provides a reference point of how much money to ask for in a lawsuit or to settle for in a settlement.
The book also contains an extensive listing of groups and organizations which are involved in prison struggle and support. It lists their addresses and a brief description of the group. It also includes useful information such as self-help materials for jailhouse lawyers, lawbooks and such available from the government, etc.
The Bibliography is available for $12.00, postage paid, from: Prison Information Services, P.O. Box 616, Sioux Falls, SD 57101.
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