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A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual

by Zigadto, Janet


The Columbia Human Rights Law Review publishes a book called A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual. According to the JLM website, this book is "a legal resource produced to assist prisoners and others in negotiating the U.S. legal system. With thirty-six chapters on legal rights and procedures including the appellate process, federal habeas corpus relief, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, religious freedom in prison, the rights of prisoners with disabilities, and many more, the JLM is a major legal reference for prisoners and libraries across the country." Some chapter titles are "Choosing a Court and a Lawsuit: An Overview of the Options", "Using 42 U.S.C. 1983 and 28 U.S.C. 1331 to Obtain Relief from Violations of Federal Law" and "Rights of Incarcerated Parents". You can access the 10th edition, its latest edition, online.