Prisoners' Rights

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Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Fingerprint Background Checks

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

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.

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."

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

Suing a Local Public Entity or Jail Employee

Taking action against a prison, government, or employee.

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.

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.

Benefits and Services for Incarcerated Veterans

Despite the circumstances, some justice-involved Veterans may be eligible for VA benefits: disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial.

Suing a Local Public Entity or Jail Employee

Taking action against a prison, government, or employee.

Benefits and Services for Incarcerated Veterans

Despite the circumstances, some justice-involved Veterans may be eligible for VA benefits: disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial.

Fingerprint Background Checks

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

How to Apply for a Pardon

The application and review process.

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.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

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.

SSI/SSDI for Prisoners

The application process and how incarceration affects your benefits.

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."

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

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