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Staffer Blog Posts

The JLM is staffed by a wonderful group of law students with unique expertise in issues affecting our readers. Over the next few months, our staffers will be blogging about the issues that they care about, from immigration law to healthcare in prison. Check back for new blog posts!

Federal Prisoners’ Limited Options for Bureau of Prisons’ Loss and Damage of Property

Buck v. Davis: The Supreme Court’s Reckoning with Race and Capital Punishment

Fundamental Fairness in Criminal Convictions Through Incorporation of the Sixth Amendment

Gaps and Remedies in Prison Medical Care

The Tide is Turning Against Solitary Confinement

An Inexplicably Narrow Definition of “Custody” in Immigration Removal

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Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual
The HRLR publishes and sells A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (“the JLM”), a legal resource produced to assist prisoners and others in negotiating the U.S. legal system. With thirty-six chapters on legal rights and procedures including the appellate process, federal habeas corpus relief, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, religious freedom in prison, the rights of prisoners with disabilities, and many more, the JLM is a major legal reference for prisoners and libraries across the country. The HRLR publishes this critical resource and delivers it to some of those individuals whose rights are most threatened in our judicial system yet who often have no access to legal assistance. Our students deliver over a thousand JLMs every year to prisoners, institutions, libraries, and organizations. Finally, the JLM offers an Immigration and Consular Access Supplement in both English and Spanish language versions.
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Joseph Payne
Editor-in-Chief
Deborah Capiro
Executive Managing Director
Shengxi Li & Nikolas Youngsmith
Executive Articles Editor