Resources

Documents

What is UnCommon Law? – Describes the kinds of cases our office can and cannot handle.

Guide to Lifer Support Letters – Provides guidelines for writing and submitting.

Overview of California’s parole consideration process.

Proposition 9 Summary (Marsy’s Law).

Proposition 9 Text (Marsy’s Law) as it appeared on the November 2008 ballot in California.

Frequently Asked Questions about SB 260, signed into law on September 16, 2013.

Insight into California’s Life Sentences – Examines the legal and political context of life sentences in California. Written by our Founder and Executive Director, Keith Wattley, and published in the Federal Sentencing Reporter (April 2013).

 

Websites

Parole Hearing Schedule
Click to see the schedule of upcoming parole hearings at any California prison.

Prison Law Office (PLO)
Click to visit the website for the lead attorneys on California’s prison overcrowding case. The site provides free downloadable handbooks on topics ranging from filing an administrative appeal (602) to suing prison officials for money damages.

Prison University Project (PUP)
Our Founder and Executive Director, Keith Wattley, is a former member of the Board of Directors for PUP — a nonprofit that provides opportunities for San Quentin prisoners to earn a college education. Visit this link to learn more.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)
Our Founder and Executive Director, Keith Wattley, is a former member of the Board of Directors for LSPC — a nonprofit that provides direct advocacy and legal representation for women incarcerated in California. Visit this link to learn more.