Georgia

Prisoners' Rights, Prison Conditions

Know Your Rights

  • Advocacy Handbook for Friends and Families of Georgia Prisoners

    Georgians for Equal Justice has prepared an Advocacy Handbook to assist the friends and families of Georgia prisoners penetrate the GDC bureaucracy and become more effective advocates for their imprisoned loved ones. The handbook also includes an exhaustive directory for GDC administrators and facilities, suggestions for continuing action on criminal justice issues, and a directory of advocacy and activist organizations of interest to those with incarcerated loved ones in Georgia. Content Detail

    By:
    Southern Center for Human Rights
  • How to File a Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties PDF

    This website provides instructions on filing a discrimination complaint with The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland Security. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Getting Uncle Sam to Enforce Your Civil Rights

    This resource describes where and when to file your complaint if you believe that you have been discriminated against and want to file a complaint with the Federal Government. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Protecting Your Health and Safety: Prisoners' Rights

    Designed to help inmates who are not represented by an attorney, Protecting Your Health & Safety explains the legal rights that inmates have regarding health and safety, including the right to receive medical care and the right to be free from inhumane treatment such as excessive force by prison guards. It also explains to inmates how they can enforce those rights when they are violated. It provides an overview of the legal system, a glossary of legal terms and explains how to file and litigate pro se complaints in federal courts. It also includes a list of federal courts and resources groups for prison inmates. It does not cover criminal matters. The manual was written by Robert E. Toone, formerly a staff attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights where he worked on prisoner-related civil rights actions for more than four years. Content Detail

    By:
    Southern Poverty Law Center