A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual is Currently Sold Out

New orders will be accepted beginning in February 2020

New Blog Post: Federal Prisoners’ Limited Options for Bureau of Prisons’ Loss and Damage of Property

Mitchell Schwartz, Columbia Law School Class of 2018

New Blog Post: Buck v. Bell: The Supreme Court’s Reckoning with Race and Capital Punishment

Chijindu Obiofuma, Columbia Law School Class of 2018

A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (JLM) is a handbook of legal rights and procedures designed for use by people in prison. Since publication of the First Edition in 1978, tens of thousands of prisoners in institutions across the country have used A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual to exercise their legal rights.