This area supports lawyers who are providing legal assistance to prisoners (convicts and pre-trial detainees) with respect to the conditions of their confinement or their treatment by prison personnel. It does not address issues related to criminal law or procedure, sentencing, post-conviction remedies, probation, parole, or immigration detention or other forms of civil incarceration.
The practice area has been developed through a collaboration between Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, the Prisoners' Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society of New York, the Illinois Institute for Community Law, with assistance from the law firms of Mayer Brown, Sullivan & Cromwell, and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
Federal Litigation Video Training Tips Series
See this new series of practical trainings for pro bono attorneys, produced by the Illinois Institute for Community Law, in conjunction with IllinoisLegalAid.org and the law firm of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.