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Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Michigan: Contract for Prisoner Legal Writer Program Results in Controversy by A contract between the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and a law firm hired to train and oversee prisoner legal writers drew controversy last year before it was rebid. The “legal writer” program was created pursuant to a 1996 ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Oregon Parole Board Incorrectly Prohibited Legal Assistant from Speaking at Parole Hearing by Mark Wilson Last year, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that a prisoner was improperly compelled to choose between having his mother or a legal assistant speak on his behalf at a parole hearing. Oregon state prisoner ...
Nebraska Supreme Court Says Prisoners Have No Constitutional Right to Own a Typewriter by Lonnie Burton On September 9, 2016, the Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed a complaint filed by a prisoner who was not allowed access to his personal typewriter, ruling that under the United States Constitution, prisoners do not ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Seventh Circuit: Jailhouse Lawyer’s Help No Reason to Deny Appointment of Counsel by Gary Hunter The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that denied appointment of counsel to a prisoner because he received legal help from another prisoner. Ladell Henderson had a fifth grade ...
Idaho DOC Can’t Stop Love; State Senator’s Ex-wife Weds Prisoner by Mark Wilson Lance Conway Wood, 48, was described as “a strong-willed inmate” with an extensive “history of ‘crossing the line’” who “exploits the human weaknesses of prison staff,” according to a federal judge. Wood, however, undoubtedly views himself as ...
Article • March 31, 2016 • from PLN April, 2016
Sixth Circuit Allows Revival of Untimely Habeas Appeal Using Rule 60(b) by Matthew Clarke The Sixth Circuit allowed a prisoner to revive the appeal of her federal habeas corpus action in the interests of justice after she won a civil rights lawsuit against prison guards who prevented her from filing ...
Publication • March 8, 2016
Legal Self-Help Handbook for DC Prisoners at DC Jail and CTF, D.C. Prisoners Project, 2008 A LEGAL SELF-HELP HANDBOOK for District of Columbia Prisoners at the D.C. Jail and Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) First Edition D.C. Prisoners’ Project Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs 2008 Introduction The ...
Publication • March 8, 2016
Legal Self-Help Handbook for DC Prisoners at Rivers CI, D.C. Prisoners Project, 2007 A LEGAL SELF-HELP HANDBOOK for District of Columbia Prisoners at Rivers Correctional Institution Second Edition DC PRISONERS PROJECT WASHINGTON LAWYERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS AND URBAN AFFAIRS Revised 2007 INTRODUCTION This booklet will help you defend your ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
PA Prison Resource Guide 2007 Welcome to the 2007 Edition of the Pennsylvania Prison Directory Action ! A super huge THANKS A MILLION goes to the people who helped us put together the info for this guide. Jerome Coffey, Terry Harper, Michale Anderson, Mark Stephenson, Theresa Battles, Avis Lee, Robert ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Brady v. Maryland Outline, Special Litigation, Public Defender Service for DC, 2012 Brady v. Maryland Outline Prepared by the Special Litigation Division, Revised January 2012 Table of Contents Introduction ......................................................................................................................................4 I. The Basic Rule.............................................................................................................................6 II. What Is “Favorable” Information? ..............................................................................................7 A. Anything that Assists Defense Counsel ...............................................................................7 B. Includes Exculpatory ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Prisoners Rights Lawyers Strategies for Preserving the Role of the Courts, Schlanger (UMiami) Prisoners’ Rights Lawyers’ Strategies for Preserving the Role of the Courts MARGO SCHLANGER* This Article is part of the University of Miami Law Review’s Leading from Below Symposium. It canvasses prisoners’ lawyers’ strategies prompted by the 1996 ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Prisoners Guide to Disability Claims, Washington Lawyers Committee, 2013 A PRISONER’S GUIDE TO THE EXHAUSTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY PROCESS FOR DISABILITY ISSUES IN FEDERAL PRISONS This guide has been created by the D.C. Prisoners Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. It was last updated ...
Publication • February 11, 2016
Meaningful Access to Legal Representation, Human Rights Policy Seminar, 2015 The Human Rights Policy Seminar University of North Carolina School of Law A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT: MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION Authors Howard Lintz Yallana McGee Ola Mohamed Safa Sajadi Sarah Sawyer Melanie Stratton Jordan Wolfe Deborah M. Weissman-Faculty Advisor ...
Publication • February 8, 2016
MN Adult Facilities Offender Handbook MN DOC 2012 Adult Facilities OFFENDER HANDBOOK 2012 Minnesota Department of Corrections Adult Facilities Offender Handbook Table of Contents Intake Screening Orientation ID cards Status 2 2 2 2 Sexual Abuse/Assault Grievance/Communication 14 14 Offender Assignments and Pay 15 Safety Incompatibility Facility Count Dress/Hygiene/Hair Care ...
Grievance Guide for Disability Issues in Federal Prisons, Washington Lawyer's Committee, 2013 A PRISONER’S GUIDE TO THE EXHAUSTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY PROCESS FOR DISABILITY ISSUES IN FEDERAL PRISONS This guide has been created by the D.C. Prisoners Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. It ...
Publication • February 8, 2016
BOP Grievance Instructions - Spanish, BOP, 2013 GUÍA PARA PRISIONEROS: AYUDA CON SU PETICIÓN AL PROCESO DE RECURSOS ADMINISTRATIVOS DE LAS PRISIONES FEDERALES Esta guía ha sido hecha por los D.C. Prisoners’ Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. No es un remplazó a la ...
Publication • February 8, 2016
Guide to Grievance Procedure at Federal Prisons, Washington Lawyer's Committee, 2013 A PRISONER’S GUIDE TO ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY REQUESTS AT FEDERAL PRISONS This Guide has been created by the D.C. Prisoners’ Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. It was last updated in June 2013. It ...
Publication • September 4, 2015
Legal Resources for People in Prison and Jail Prison Policy Initiative 2015 Legal Services for People in Prison and Jail These organizations provide legal assistance to people in prison. Each listing has been confirmed by the relevant organization within the last year. Alabama Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) 83 ...
Publication • August 31, 2015
National Legal Services for Prisoners 2015 Legal Services for People in Prison and Jail These organizations provide legal assistance to people in prison. Each listing has been confirmed by the relevant organization within the last year. Alabama Equal Justice Initiative 122 Commerce Street Montgomery, AL 36104 http://www. eji.org/ (334) 269-1806 ...
HRDC Litigation Project Update – 25th Anniversary Edition by Lance Weber HRDC Litigation Project Update – 25th Anniversary Edition by Lance Weber After 25 years of publishing Prison Legal News and nearly as many years of litigation over PLN’s right to send its magazine and books to prisoners, the right ...
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