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NCJ Number: 41822 Find in a Library
Title: MAKING THE LAW WORK FOR YOU - A PRISONER'S GUIDE
Author(s): B SWARTZ
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 423
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK PRESENTS NEARLY EVERYTHING A JAIL-HOUSE LAWYER (PRISONER) NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT HIS OR HER RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW.
Abstract: BEGINNING WITH AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE AUTHOR OUTLINES THE MAJOR LAWS THAT BOLSTER INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. THE VARIOUS FACETS OF CRIMINAL LITIGATION ARE EXPLAINED, AS WELL AS THE SENTENCING AND APPEALS PROCESS. THE RIGHTS THAT PRISONERS ARE ENTITLED TO INSIDE THE PRISON ARE ALSO ENUMERATED. A DISCUSSION ON FAMILY LAW AND ON PREPARING FOR RELEASE IS INCLUDED. A SECTION ON TOOLS OF THE TRADE DESCRIBES HOW TO GET THE BEST USE OUT OF THE PRISON LIBRARY. A GLOSSARY AND RESOURCES ARE APPENDED....BDS
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Education; Inmates; Judicial process; Legislation; Ombudsmen; Prisoner's rights; Self instructional materials
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