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From the Editor

The big news this month is that Prison Legal News is closing its Seattle office and consolidating its operations on the east coast in Vermont. We have had our Seattle office in 1996 and since 2004 have maintained offices in both Seattle and Vermont. The consolidation comes as part of an effort to reduce costs and overhead associated with having two offices on separate coasts.

The physical move will take place during the first two weeks of March. PLN magazine and website subscribers will not see any disruption of service as we will continue doing data entry and processing our mail as it arrives in our Seattle office. Book orders will be delayed for a two week period while the office is physically in transit but that will be a one time delay. Our new office is literally upstairs from the local post office so we expect to provide our readers and customers with even faster and better service.

Please note our new mailing address and office phone number effective immediately are:

Prison Legal News
P.O. Box 2420
West Brattleboro, VT 05303

Mail to our Seattle office will be forwarded for several years so anything sent to that address will eventually reach us.

This May will mark our 20th anniversary of publishing PLN. If you would like to advertise in our 20th anniversary issue please contact our advertising director Susan Schwartzkopf at the above address or at

As I previously noted in the December, 2009, issue of PLN, Bobby Posey the editor of Florida Prison Legal Perspectives died and with him so did FPLP. To ensure that all the work he put into FPLP is not lost we are putting all the back issues of FPLP on the Prison Legal News website in our publication library. We have already posted a fair number of issues thanks to a collection donated to us by Adele Potter in Florida. But we have none of the issues before 1998. If you have any issues of FPLP prior to 1998 that are in good condition (not disfigured, marked up or written on), please send them to PLN so we can place them online where they will be available as an ongoing resource for others.

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