Job Opportunities

  • Monitor/Investigator

    Posted: August 15, 2018

    Monitors and Investigators play a significant role in interviewing incarcerated people and their family members and engage in other fact-gathering.  Much of our work involves monitoring compliance with state-wide class action injunctions by frequently touring correctional facilities and interviewing incarcerated people to monitor compliance.

    Compensation includes a competitive salary based on experience.

    Job Requirements:

    • B.A or higher
    • Experience or interest criminal justice and immigration issues
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills; bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, exercise sound judgment, take initiative, and work independently.
    • Ability to interact cooperatively, professionally, and effectively with coworkers, clients, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and jail/prison staff.
    • Ability to travel throughout California and Arizona to prisons and jails on multi-day tours; valid driver’s license required.

    People of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities, and people who have had prior contact or experience with the criminal justice system or prison systems are encouraged to apply.


    To be considered for the position, please submit the following materials:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Legal writing sample
    • List of three references

    Please send all documents attached in a single email to with the subject line “Investigator Application.”

    The Prison Law Office is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender status), or any other basis prohibited by law. The Prison Law Office does not bar applicants based upon their arrest or criminal history.


    Generous Benefits

    Professional Level:


    Minimum Education Required:

    Bachelor of Arts or Science.


  • Staff Attorney

    Posted: May 3, 2018


    The Prison Law Office, located in Berkeley, California, is seeking a staff attorney to investigate, litigate and monitor conditions in correctional facilities.

    Staff attorneys play a leading role in the litigation of individual and class claims on behalf of incarcerated people, from fact-gathering and initial case research through discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial and appellate work. Attorneys are expected to be proficient in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy. Much of our work involves post-trial remedial monitoring and remedial litigation practice on long-running state-wide class actions; attorneys frequently tour correctional facilities and interview incarcerated people to monitor compliance.  >