Legal Assistance for Prisoners
A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (Columbia University)
If you have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison, A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (the “JLMA”) is for you. This manual, written and updated by members of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, contains information about challenging your conviction or your sentence, your rights while you are in prison, and different ways to obtain an early release from prison.
Legal Services (Prison Policy Initiative)
Listings by state of organizations that provide legal assistance or inexpensive self-help materials for incarcerated persons.
State Counsel for Offenders (Texas Department of Criminal Justice)
An annotated list of specific resources that may provide direct assistance to prisoners.Texas Defender ServiceFree legal assistance for inmates with death penalty cases.
Texas Prisoner Resource Directory (Texas Criminal Justice Coalition). An annotated list of specific resources that may provide direct assistance to prisoners.