Prisoner Paralegals: Our Struggle to Find Justice

This is post 6 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Hunter Lee Weeks | Sterling, CO In prison, there are those of us who spend time, effort, and funds to acquire a formal education in law. Most of us have no education, while a few of us have […]

Inmate Advisory Counsel: A Cruel Hoax

This is post 5 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Rodney B. Barno | Corcoran, CA I was the Inmate Advisory Counsel (IAC) Chairman at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (CSATF) in Corcoran, California. My responsibility was to advocate for the population of my facility and […]

The Flint River Lead Poisoning Catastrophe in Historical Perspective

This is post 4 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Tom Stephens, NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter The facts of the Flint River lead poisoning are essentially undisputed. Enabled by Michigan’s unprecedented “emergency management” policies affecting primarily African-American cities, it’s a case of spectacular regulatory failure at […]

Kentucky’s “Corruptional” System

This is post 3 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Christopher L. Young | La Grange, KY I am grateful to be a member of the NLG and a Guild Notes subscriber and looking forward to receiving the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook—I appreciate the chance to get my voice […]

NLG Attorneys Challenge Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

This is post 2 of 15 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 41, No. 1 (Spring 2016)” By Henry Schneider and Cynthia Heenan, NLG Detroit and Michigan Chapter Recent crises have focused national attention on Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. In fall 2015, news broke that Flint’s 100,000 residents had been consuming lead-contaminated water for two […]

Guild Notes: Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)

NLG Ohio and Partners Get Cases against Protesters Dropped NLG-NYC Chapter Leads Delegation to Cuba Liz Fink, Rest in Power NLG Asks Obama to “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” on Cuba Many Hands Make Positive Change at Wayne State Guild Member Wins Peabody Award for Albie Sachs Documentary Food Justice and Intersectionality Black […]

NLG Review: Vol. 72, No. 3 (Fall 2015)

Deadly Force” Revisited: Transparency and Accountability for D.C. Police Use of Force by Karen Hopkins Could or Must? Apprendi’s Application to Indeterminate Sentencing Systems After Alleyne by David Loudon Book Review: Guantanamo Diary by Leila Sayed-Taha & Azadeh Shahshahani Download PDF Image

NLG Ohio and Partners Get Cases against Protesters Dropped

This is post 5 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By NLG Ohio Chapter On May 23rd, 71 protesters, plus two Legal Observers, were arrested during demonstrations following the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a Cleveland police officer charged in connection with the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in November 2012. Protesters […]

The Concrete Empire

This is post 4 of 13 in the series “Guild Notes Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2015)” By Carl H. Harrison | Susanville, CA In the 1980s, California began a prison- and jail-building boom. Concrete jails and prisons popped up all over the state, while laws were quickly changed to make it easier to lock people […]