A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual

New Immigration and Consular Access Supplement Now Available

The 2nd edition of the Immigration and Consular Access Supplement is now available online and available to order by mail!

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.