-About the Prison Law Blog

  • The Prison Law Blog is a resource for attorneys, criminal  justice professionals, prisoners and their families and friends, along with  anyone else seeking informed, honest, and authoritative information about  prison law. The Prison Law Blog is a group of educated and passionate  professionals. Some of us are experienced prison litigators, while others are highly-trained  paralegals. But all of us care about the proper management of prisons and those  who reside in them. Because we are experts in our field, we feel it is our duty  to promulgate precise, correct information.
  • The Prison Law Blog is unlike any other resource. Celebrity  status and the acquisition of money is not our goal. There are no  advertisements on this site, ever. Our goal is simple: to be the best resource about federal prison law and prisoners’ rights.
  • The Prison Law Blog contributors boast stellar credentials. They are members of  the American Bar Association (including their Criminal Justice Section and  Section on Litigation), the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Correctional  Education Association, the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and  Mitigation Specialists, the National Association of Independent Writers and  Editors, the National Lawyers Guild, National Legal Aid & Defender  Association (including their Appellate Defender Section), the National Writers  Union, the PEN American Center,  and the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • The Prison Law Blog contributors write for Prison Legal News, AND Magazine,PrisonEducation.com, and many others. Their work has been published in the  Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, Blog Critics, Midwest Book Review, Basil  and Spice,  Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SF Gate, Rain Taxi, and many, many  more. Our contributors have received awards from the PEN American Center’s  annual Prison Writing Contest.
  • Several of the Prison Law Blog contributors have had work  syndicated by the Associated Press, Google News, and Yahoo! News. Indeed, a  number of our contributors have published books on a variety of subjects, including  prison education policy, how to survive in federal prison, and even science  fiction novels.
  • Several of the Prison Law Blog contributors have served time — serious time —  in both federal and state prison systems. They have taught classes inside their  respective prisons about habeas corpus, writing and publishing, and a variety  of other topics. The Prison Law Blog views this as an asset, because this is  what makes us so good at what we do: we’ve been there, we’ve done that. And  we’ve engaged in legal services and legal consulting through it all. We are the  men and women to whom those in the legal and criminal justice sectors go to  when their client is in the Special Housing Unit and needs to be freed or who  is facing a prison disciplinary hearing and needs to be defended by competent  defense counsel. In fact, in just the last few months, our success list boasts  five expunged incident reports, two detainers lifted, a remand for resentencing (which is going to result in a 10-year time cut due to a Simmons issue), and a time slot in a medium security federal prison’s chapel . Our continued success is  simply a product of knowing what we need to know and how to best employ it for  our clients.
  • The Prison Law Blog actively supports organizations espousing  prisoners’ rights. At the same time, we also supports quality  prison staff organizations, such as the Correctional Education Association and the American Correctional Association. We strive to understand the corrections industry from all sides,  from every perspective.
  • We are the Prison Law Blog.

 

 

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