FEDERAL COURT PRISON LITIGATION PROJECT
REVISED HANDBOOK

January 2002

This is a handbook for attorneys appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to represent prisoners in litigation filed pro se. The Illinois Institute for Community Law, in conjunction with the District Court, has revised this handbook to provide you with information regarding correctional policies and procedures, PART I, and the substantive and procedural rights of incarcerated persons, PART II, including several recent fundamental changes that have occurred since the last revision of the handbook.
 
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The handbook is intended to be of assistance to attorneys unfamiliar with prison procedures and prisoner litigation. However, as with any work of this type, attorneys should determine that all citations, statutes, and other information are correct as of the time the handbook is used.

You may contact the Institute for further information and assistance during the course of your litigation. Call:

JAMES P. CHAPMAN
PROJECT COORDINATOR AND GENERAL COUNSEL
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY LAW

(312) 580-2206
FAX: (773) 327-0984
Email: gerske.chapman@cwix.com