The Following Self-Help Materials are available free of charge*
This invaluable 2016-2018 guide lists agencies in PA that serve the needs of prison inmates, inmate families, victims, criminal justice professionals, volunteers, and support persons.
Step-by-step instructions to change your name either administratively or through the courts system. Complete with sample pleadings, this guide makes it possible for anyone eligible to legally change their name without a lawyer.
How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison. This manual provides specific details about fighting violations, general lessons about the criminal justice system, and includes sample pleadings.
This 2018 pamphlet provides information about the “Clean Slate” law which will expand the clearing of criminal records in Pennsylvania.
This 2014 guide explains the law surrounding compassionate release and provides sample pleadings and additional documents for reference.
Beginning on April 6, 2019, the DOC will not copy legal mail. This info sheet explains the rights of incarcerated people receiving legal mail in state prisons.
Beginning on April 6, 2019, the DOC will not copy legal mail. This document outlines the new protocols attorneys when sending legal mail to state prisons.