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Incarcerated Parents (2)+

  • Incarcerated Parents Manual

    The comprehensive guide to your rights and options as a parent, including sample letters to send to the authorities. Topics covered - (1) arrest: what happens to my child? (2) placement: where will my child live? (3) foster care & dependency: how can i keep my family together while i'm in jail or prison? (4) family reunification: how do i get my child back when i get out? (5) making a record: what can i do while i'm in jail or prison? (6) paternity: how do i show i'm the dad? (7) de facto parent: what is it? (8) child support: how can i pay when i don't have any money? (9) special immigrant juvenile status: what is it? who qualifies? Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
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    Spanish / Español

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  • Incarcerated Parents Manual

    The comprehensive guide to your rights and options as a parent, including sample letters to send to the authorities. Topics covered - (1) arrest: what happens to my child? (2) placement: where will my child live? (3) foster care & dependency: how can i keep my family together while i'm in jail or prison? (4) family reunification: how do i get my child back when i get out? (5) making a record: what can i do while i'm in jail or prison? (6) paternity: how do i show i'm the dad? (7) de facto parent: what is it? (8) child support: how can i pay when i don't have any money? (9) special immigrant juvenile status: what is it? who qualifies? Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Fingerprint Background Checks

    Is your background record wrong? Was there a delay or problem? Content Detail

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    Office of the Attorney General
  • Manual for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers

    Guardianships, dependency proceedings, getting a child out of a shelter, visitation rights of grandparents, when permanent custody is necessary, adoption, foster care, public benefits, relative caregiver options chart, and school issues. Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Rights Of Prisoners In Administrative Segregation

    “Segregation” is the term used to describe a highly restrictive form of custody where a prisoner is taken out of the general prison population and placed in a “prison within a prison.” Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Rights Of Prisoners Regarding Serious Disciplinary Charges

    The rights of prisoners to fair disciplinary proceedings are rooted in the due process clauses of the U.S. and California Constitutions; however, those rights are not as broad as the rights of defendants facing criminal charges Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • Federal Habeus Corpus Manual

    A person held in custody by the state may file a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a United States district court to challenge violations of the Constitution or laws or treaties of the United States. Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
  • California’s Prison Crowding Reduction Plans And Credit Laws

    Includes information about second-strike early parole consideration and 2-for-1 credits for all minimum custody prisoners. Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • Prisoners Handbook

    Order it by mail! Everything you need to know about prison and parole law: administrative appeals, rights of prisoners, classification and transfers, determinate sentences, time credits and release dates, life prisoners, disciplinary violations and segregation, medical and mental health care detainers and extradition, early and temporary releases and special prison programs, parole, MDO and SVP commitments, workers compensation and other benefits, immigration issues for noncitizen prisoners, writs of habeas corpus and mandate, federal civil rights and state tort law actions, direct appeals of convictions, legal research and writing. Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
  • Resources - Prison Law Office

    California Criminal Cases; California Parole Suitability, Conditions and Revocation; California Prison Conditions; Immigration/Deportation; Juvenile Education Rights; Recent Projects and Development Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
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    Spanish / Español

Make a Complaint (4)+

Dispute or Appeal (2)+

  • How to File an Administrative Appeal

    Examples of topics that an administrative appeal might address are medical care delays, failure to follow procedural rules for disciplinary violation hearings, miscalculation of work credits, restrictive mail policies, or visitor denials. Content Detail

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    Prison Law Office
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    Spanish / Español
  • The 602 Appeals Process

    The 602 appeals Process was enacted as part of California state law for the purpose of giving prisoners a chance to have their grievances resolved by the prison system directly. Content Detail

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    Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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