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  • Inside Books Project Resource Guide November 2015

    Inside Books Project offers a Resource Guide with helpful resources targeted to inmates and their loved ones.  The entire IBP Resource Guide is included below both as a searchable online resource and as a downloadable PDF.

  • Alternative Custody Program December 2016

    The Alternative Custody Program (ACP) allows some non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenders to serve part of their sentences in residential homes, nonprofit residential drug-treatment programs, or transitional care facilities.

  • California State Prisoners Handbook January 2014

    The California State Prisoners Handbook is currently being revised.  We anticipate it will be ready for print in September 2018.  Much of the information has changed and we are no longer sending out the 2008 version or the 2014 supplement.  Please check back in October 2018 for ordering details.

  • Court Addresses December 2015

    California State Courts and state prisons in those districts.

  • Divorce Packet June 2008

    Manual on divorce issues for people in California prisons and jails.

  • Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook November 2015

    The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook is a resource for prisoners who wish to file a federal lawsuit addressing poor conditions in prison or abuse by prison staff. It also contains limited general information about the American legal system. This Handbook is available for free to anyone: prisoners, families, friends, activists, lawyers and others.

  • Lifer Parole Suitability December 2016

    This packet includes the 2008 and 2014 Prisoner’s Handbook chapters on life parole suitability, plus a letter summarizing the most important new legal developments on that topic since the end of October 2013.

  • Suing Local January 2008

    How to sue a local public entity.


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