141 Main St, Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602
(800) 834-7890 (toll free)
(802) 229-1355 local
Focus area/description: A statewide agency dedicated to advancing the rights of people with mental health and disabilities issues. Supports human and civil rights by investigating complaints of abuse and neglect and violations of individual rights.
Disability Rights Vermont confirmed this listing on March 27, 2019.
P.O. Box 277
Montpelier, VT 05601
Focus area/description: The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont is dedicated to the defense of individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as well as the Vermont Constitution. The ACLU of Vermont is generally not a resource for handling individual convictions or problems, unless related to constitutional rights violations. The national ACLU operates a number of specific projects, including the National Prison Project and the Criminal Law Reform Project. The ACLU of Vermont is able to look at complaints from prisoners in Vermont only.
To Request assistance, fill out and mail in the online complaint form at https://action.aclu.org/legal-intake/vermont-legal-intake or write directly to the ACLU. You can also call the ACLU and leave a message with your address if you would like a complaint form mailed to you.
Each complaint is reviewed by staff to see whether it constitutes a civil liberties problem with which the ACLU-VT may be able to help. If the ACLU of Vermont is able to offer you assistance, the ACLU will contact you to gather more information about your situation. Because of its small size and large volume of complaints it receives, it could take months to let you know the ACLU's initial decision.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Vermont confirmed this listing on April 01, 2019.
P.O. Box 128
Lewisburg, PA 17837-0128
(570) 523-1104 phone
Focus area/description: The Lewisburg Prison Project assists inmates with the conditions of their confinement. We provide inmates across the United States with information and legal bulletins regarding conditions of confinement. This includes prisoners' rights to personal safety, adequate medical care, religious freedom, freedom of speech, access to information, and a safe, clean environment.
In the Middle District of PA, we are able to advocate for and provide civil legal advice and assistance to inmates regarding violations of their constitutional rights. The Middle District of PA includes the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex, USP Lewisburg, USP Canaan, and FCI Schuylkill. In addition, there are twelve PA DOC state prisons and 34 county jails. The Lewisburg Prison Project is an affiliate of the PA Institutional Law Project. We do not assist with criminal or habeas cases.
Lewisburg Prison Project, Inc. confirmed this listing on April 01, 2019.
National Lawyers Guild
132 Nassau Street, RM 922
New York, NY 10038
Focus area/description: This Handbook is a resource for prisoners who wish to file a Section 1983 lawsuit in federal court regarding poor conditions in prison and/or abuse by prison staff. It also contains limited information about legal research and the American legal system.
The Handbook is available for free to anyone: prisoners, lawyers, families, friends, activists and others. To download it, go to: www.jailhouselaw.org.
If you are unable to download the Handbook and would like to receive a copy via mail, please write to:
National Lawyers Guild
132 Nassau Street, RM 922, New York, NY 10038
Center for Constitutional Rights
666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10012
Please note it may take at least 8 weeks to deliver the Handbook due to a shortage of staff and resources. It is usually much faster to download the Handbook from this site and print it yourself.
PLEASE NOTE: This organization does not have the resources to give legal advice or representation, and will not respond to mail regarding these issues. Please send only orders or comments about the JLH itself.
Prison Law Project - Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook confirmed this listing on April 11, 2019.
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