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CCR and NLG Release New "Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook"

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Inmates and Their Families Have Important New Resource

The Center for Constitutional Rights, in alliance with the National Lawyers Guild, has just released “The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook: How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison.”   The handbook is a free resource for prisoners and their family members who wish to learn about legal options to challenge mistreatment in prison.  It can be downloaded, or you can request a copy by writing to us at the following address:

Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook
c/o The Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.