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Prisoners/ Persons Impacted by Incarceration

Law Library Service to Prisoners

Non-DOC Inmates in county jails, state hospitals & regional treatment centers


Choosing a Lawyer

Legal Referrals


In our positions as librarians, not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file) or legal opinions (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, more research is often required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.