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Title: Limiting the Burdens of Pro Se Inmate Litigation: A Technical-Assistance Manual for Courts, Correctional Officials, and Attorneys General
Author(s): L S Branham
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Criminal Justice Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20005-1009
American Bar Association

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-0128
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57073-512-3
Sale Source: American Bar Association
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Goals of this project are to help courts, correctional officials, and attorneys general limit burdens resulting from civil rights lawsuits of pro se prisoners and to ensure legal rights of prisoners are protected.
Abstract: Steps that can be taken to minimize litigation costs and burdens are categorized as follows: (1) steps correctional officials and attorneys general can take to avert litigation; and (2) steps courts, correctional officials, and attorneys general can take to process civil rights lawsuits of pro se prisoners more efficiently and effectively. Findings from 18 Federal districts in which measures have been implemented to limit burdens of litigation and results of mail and telephone surveys are described, and specific recommendations to guide Federal and State officials are offered. Supplemental information on prisoner grievances and lawsuits is contained in eight appendixes. Notes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Corrections effectiveness; Inmate grievances; Inmate lawsuits; Prisoner's rights
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