Author: John Boston,Daniel E Manville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should be purchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.
Author: John Boston,Daniel E. Manville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual, in its much-anticipated fourth edition, is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Over the past decade, prison law and conditions have changed significantly. This new edition is updated to include the most relevant prisoners' rights topics and approaches to litigation. Updates include all aspects of prison life as well as material on legal research, legal writing, types of legal remedies, and how to effectively use those remedies. This book succeeds the highly successful third edition of Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important information concerning legal rights. To litigate effectively, several features of the book are designed to make finding information easy. A detailed Table of Contents and Index make for effortless access to specific informationwithin the chapters, which are conveniently divided into smaller sections and subsections. Each page contains Footnotes with authoritative case citations, statutory references, and other necessary information. Additionally, the manual provides a Table of Cases, Forms, Sources of Assistance and other books and publications to further aid research. Certainly the most authoritative, well-organized and relevant prisoner's rights manual available - the eagerly awaited fourth edition should bepurchased by everyone interested in civil rights for the incarcerated.
Author: Esteban Rogelio Garcia
The publication includes among many things, an insight on previous and current litigation provisions concerning delayed and subsequent post conviction habeas corpus motions pursuant to Federal 2254 and 2255 Writ of habeas corpus applications. The self litigation manual includes: WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS DEFINITION OF A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS ATTACKING THE CONDITIONS OF YOUR CONFINEMENT ATTACKING YOUR CONVICTION STATE HABEAS CORPUS FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS EXHAUSTING STATE REMEDIES NEXT OF FRIEND APPLICATIONS SELF-REPRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT OF THE HEARING THE COURT OF APPEALS THE ANTI-TERRORIST & EFFECTIVE DEATH PENALTY ACT AND MUCH MORE The United State Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual is a litigation manual specifically designed for prison inmates throughout the United States and is part of a research analysis and study being conducted by the Missouri Writ Writer’s Association in an attempt to bring about a higher level of education and intellect to prisoners. The objective among many is to impose indirectly educational programs which will bring about a class of reformed criminals as opposed to a worse criminal than went to prison. This self-litigation manual is the beginning of what could bring about positive results in making our communities a safer place to live.
Principles and Practice
Author: Susan Easton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Social Science
Prisoners’ Rights: Principles and Practice considers prisoners’ rights from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives, and assesses the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. At a time of record levels of imprisonment and projected future expansion of the prison population, this work is timely. The discussion in this book is not confined to a formal legal analysis, although it does include discussion of the developing jurisprudence on prisoners’ rights. It offers a socio-legal rather than a purely black letter approach, and focuses on the experience of imprisonment. It draws on perspectives from a range of disciplines to illuminate how prisoners’ rights operate in practice. The text also contributes to debates on imprisonment and citizenship, the treatment of women prisoners, and social exclusion. This book will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of penology and criminal justice, as well as professionals working within the penal system.
Author: John W. Palmer
This text details critical information on all aspects of prison litigation, including information on trial and appeal, conditions of isolated confinement, access to the courts, parole, right to medical aid and liabilities of prison officials. Highlighted topics include application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to prisons, protection given to HIV-positive inmates, and actions of the Supreme Court and Congress to stem the flow of prison litigation. Part II contains Judicial Decisions Relating to Part I.
Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A.
Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Stories of prisoners who learn law to represent—and sometimes win freedom for—fellow prisoners
When to Write, How to Write
Author: Terri LeClercq
Prison Grievances: when to write, how to write (Captive Audiences Publishing, 2013). This entertaining and educational graphic novel teaches inmates how to think through a jail or prison problem and then write a grievance about it. Written with 5th-grade vocabulary and syntax, it engages readers with plot and character development. Grievances must conform to the stringent rules of the federal Prison Litigation Reform Act and the rules of particular jails or prison systems. This novel teachers those rules. It also warns against frivolous and malicious filings. Endorsed by Sister Helen (Dead Man Walking) and over 700 human and civil rights groups, this much-needed novel is priced just right--and needed right now.
Author: Michael Saeger
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
Publisher of America's #1 Small Business Series is now helping empower the average citizen in their personal and professional lives. The Legal Power series aims to give you the tools you need to make proactive business and personal decisions, protect your assets, prevent painful contractual mistakes and defend yourself in an increasingly litigious society. Thorough, to-the-point and low-cost, these books make understanding your rights simple by explaining lawyer-babble in clear, plain English.Legal Power books are: -- Specific in scope, offering indepth information on single topics rather than trying to be everything to everybody -- Practical for real-world use, containing forms, examples and case studies -- User-friendly in tone and design -- Simple, but not simplistic -- Inexpensively priced for the information-hungry consumerHow do you defend yourself if you are accused of a crime? Do you know your rights? Even innocent people can be subject to police searches and criminal arrest. To protect your welfare and uphold your rights, this book will teach you the inner workings of the criminal justice system and show you how to successfully work within it. Learn all about: -- Searches and seizures -- Arrests & types of crimes -- Questioning by police -- Legal procedures and jury selection -- Negotiating plea agreements -- Scientific evidence
Know Your Rights, Survive the System
Author: Paul Bergman,Sara J. Berman
The criminal justice system is complicated, understand it and your rights Criminal law is full of complex rules and procedures, but this book demystifies them. It explains how the system works, why police, lawyers, and judges do what they do, and—most important—the options for suspects, defendants, and victims. It also provides critical information on working with a lawyer. In plain English, The Criminal Law Handbook covers: search and seizure arrest, booking, and bail Miranda arraignment plea bargains trials sentencing working with defense attorneys common defenses constitutional rights juvenile court preliminary hearings appeals, and public defenders This edition is completely updated, covering the latest changes in criminal and U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.
Author: L Flanders
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Category: Health & Fitness
*** THE NO-EQUIPMENT WORKOUT PERFECT FOR YOUR SMALL SPACE *** CELL WORKOUT is a bodyweight training guide devised from a prison cell but accessible to anyone who wants to get fit in a small space using no specialist equipment. Using your own body weight - the oldest exercise equipment out there - CELL WORKOUT guides you through understanding how to make bodyweight training work for you, helping you to achieve any personal training goal or maintain a healthy physical condition. With workouts for those of varying ability and fitness, the step-by-step exercise instructions and accompanying photographs for LJ's 10 Week Cell Workout are easy to follow and tailor to you, improving all aspects of your physical fitness. This is CELL WORKOUT; get the body you want - inside and out.
Author: Zachary A. Smith
Smith's Guide to Habeas Corpus Relief provides a complete reference for the entire process of filing Habeas Corpus appeals for state prisoners. It includes example documents and full information on time limits for every step of the process. Designed to be used by prisoners working on their own behalf, it also serves as a guide to monitor the progress and diligence of attorneys working for prisoners who may be less attentive to deadlines than desired. Blank forms and fully-detailed example forms are included. Step by step instructions walk anyone through the process from start, to the last form and addendum to be sent to the US. Supreme Court.
Author: Howard Bruce Franklin
Gathers over sixty selections written while incarcerated by such authors as Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Jim Etheridge, Edward Bunker, Nathan Heard, Jim Tully, and Kim Wozencraft
An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice
Author: Muhammad Ibn Bashir
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book of legal advice for the hip hop generation, Covering areas ranging from how to secure the best public defender to what to do when driving DWB, this is a step-by-step guide to the criminal system for those who need it most written by a criminal defense attorney who knows this world from the inside out. A counterpoint to the Law and Order justice the public sees and believes in. This is the real criminal justice system, as told from someone inside, someone fights it ever day. This is not a manual for how to get off, how to be a better criminal. It is proof that the system will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to become involved or think you can beat it. Raw Law authoritatively addresses the legal issues faced by the hip hop generation, and offers a simple guide on how to avoid certain situations and how to learn and respond to others. Here readers will learn the truths and untruths of the justice system and how they can protect themselves from the worst of it. But most of all, they will learn how to follow the first rule of the criminal justice system: AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.
500 Years of Imprisonment in America
Author: Scott Christianson
Category: Social Science
From Columbus' voyages to the New World through today's prison expansion movements, incarceration has played an important, yet disconcerting, role in American history. In this sweeping examination of imprisonment in the United States over five centuries, Scott Christianson exposes the hidden record of the nation's prison heritage, illuminating the forces underlying the paradox of a country that sanctifies individual liberty while it continues to build and maintain a growing complex of totalitarian institutions. Based on exhaustive research and the author's insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system, With Liberty for Some provides an absorbing, well-written chronicle of imprisonment in its many forms. Interweaving his narrative with the moving, often shocking, personal stories of the prisoners themselves and their keepers, Christianson considers convict transports to the colonies; the international trade in captive indentured servants, slaves, and military conscripts; life under slavery; the transition from colonial jails to model state prisons; the experience of domestic prisoners of war and political prisoners; the creation of the penitentiary; and the evolution of contemporary corrections. His penetrating study of this broad spectrum of confinement reveals that slavery and prisons have been inextricably linked throughout American history. He also examines imprisonment within the context of the larger society. With Liberty for Some is a thought-provoking work that will shed new light on the ways in which imprisonment has shaped the American experience. As the author writes, "Prison is the black flower of civilization -- a durable weed that refuses to die."
Author: Jessie Daniel D. McDonald,Ed D. Dr Jessie Daniel McDonald
Publisher: War Horse Publications
Topics in this handbook include setting up a home-based business, writing a grant proposal, writing a loan proposal, keeping business records, business investments, and writing legal documents. (Legal Reference/Law Profession)