Texas & Louisiana State Supplements

Texas & Louisiana State Supplements

The JLM offers a Texas State Supplement to the main Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual that is available for purchase using our standard order form. 

The JLM is proud to offer, for the first time, a Louisiana State Supplement to the 11th Edition of the JLM. The Louisiana State Supplement is available for purchase using our standard order form and online, below.

Additional State Supplements

The JLM is currently working on publishing additional state supplements, which will be made available as they are completed. Stay posted for more information about additional state supplements and expected publication dates!

Louisiana State Supplement


A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual is written and updated by members of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. The law prohibits us from providing any legal advice to prisoners. The information is not intended as legal advice or representation nor should you consider it as such. Additionally, your use of the JLM should not be construed as creating an attorney-client relationship with the JLM staff or anyone at Columbia Law School. We have attempted to provide information that is up to date and useful. However, because the law changes frequently, we cannot guarantee that this information is current or correct.

To view PDFs of the Louisiana State Supplement, please click on the chapter titles in the Table of Contents below.

If you are printing chapters of the JLM for use by someone other than yourself, please include the title page and legal disclaimer, which can be accessed in PDF form by clicking on the blue, “Title Page & Legal Disclaimer” link below.

Title Page & Legal Disclaimer

Table of Contents

  1. Your Right to Information
  2. Appealing Your Conviction
  3. Appealing Your Conviction Based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  4. Using Post-Conviction DNA Testing to Attack Your Conviction
  5. Habeas Corpus
  6. How to Protect Your Rights
  7. Your Right to Be Free from Assault by Prison Guards and Others
  8. Louisiana State Liberties
  9. Inmate Grievance Procedures in Louisiana
  10. The State’s Duty to Protect You and Your Property: Tort Actions
  11. Prison Disciplinary Hearings
  12. Security Classifications
  13. Your Right to Private Communications
  14. Your Right to Adequate Medical Care
  15. Religious Freedom in Prison
  16. Special Issues for Prisoners with Mental Illness
  17. Special Considerations for Sex Offenders
  18. Rights of Incarcerated Parents
  19. Temporary Release
  20. Getting Out Early – Conditional and Early Release
  21. Parole
  22. Reentry Assistance
  23. Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis and MRSA in Prison)
  24. Your Right to be Free from Illegal Body Searches
  25. Rights of Juveniles