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Jailhouse Lawyers Manual

Full Text: Vols. 1-9 Including Supplements (1977-2011) Originally Published under Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Indexed: Vols. 1-10 Including Supplements (1977-2014)
Publisher: Columbia University School of Law
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ISSN: 0090-7944

Additional Information for Jailhouse Lawyers Manual
A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (JLM) is a handbook of legal rights and procedures designed for use by people in prison. Since publication of the First Edition in 1978, tens of thousands of prisoners in institutions across the country have used A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual to exercise their legal rights. Prisoners are often indigent and lack access to legal counsel while incarcerated. The JLM informs prisoners of their legal rights and instructs them about how to secure these rights through the judicial process, clearly explaining legal research techniques and how to read legal documents. Prisoners may use the JLM to address specific problems related to their treatment in prison, or to attack their unfair convictions or sentences.

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9 Supplement (2011)
9 (2011)
8 Supplement (2009)
8 (2009)
7 Supplement (2007)
7 (2007)
6 Vol. II (2005)
6 Vol. I (2005)
5 Supplement (2002)
5 (1999-200)
4 Supplement (1997)
4 (1995-1996)
3 Supplement (1994)
3 (1992)
2 Supplement (1989)
2 (1984-1985)
1 (1977-1978)