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Welcome to the new JLM website!

Our new website contains a variety of tools and information for people in prison, practitioners, and alumni. We are always working to grow and improve the information that we provide. Please check back for announcements regarding upcoming events and new publications.

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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. We also publish a Spanish version of the JLM to serve as a resource to Spanish-language prisoners. Finally, the JLM offers an Immigration and Consular Access Supplement in both English and Spanish language versions.
JLM Executive Board
Mara Sanders
Editor-in-Chief
Dhrumit Joshi
Executive Managing Director
Amanda Johnson & Lillian Morgenstern
Executive Articles Editor