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FJC Prisoner Litigation Guide

The Federal Judicial Center, a branch of the federal judiciary, has published a 172 page book, "Resource Guide for Managing Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation." The book is written for judges and court personnel who receive, process and rule on prison suits. The book pays special attention to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) and cites extensive pre-PLRA cases as guidance on how to proceed with pro se prisoner litigation under the PLRA. The book includes the text of the PLRA in an appendix and numerous sample forms used in the initial stages of litigation.

The book offers a very useful insight and explanation into how prisoner litigation is actually processed by the federal courts. This is a useful and informative addition to any library. It is available free. Contact: Federal Judicial Center, 1 Columbus Circle, N.E. Washington D.C. 20002-8003.

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