Prison Law Office (California)

For more than 35 years, has provided free legal services to California state prisoners (and occasionally to parolees), regarding conditions of confinement.

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Prisoners Rights

For over 35 years the Prison Law Office has been in the forefront of legal efforts to enforce the Constitution and other laws inside the walls of California’s prisons. With a small staff of attorneys and support personnel, the Prison Law Office represents individual prisoners, engages in class action and other impact litigation, educates the public about prison conditions, and provides technical assistance to attorneys throughout the country.

The office does not typically assist or represent prisoners in lawsuits in which money damages are the primary objective. The office generally does not handle criminal appeals or habeas corpus petitions challenging criminal convictions.

This page last modified: Wed, May 4, 2016 -- 6:25 am ET