Resources for prisoners / families


note: you need adobe reader to open these/ free download here:google free adobe reader or click

latest newsletter Bridge of Voiced 3 15

Compassionate Release Forms

for Old law prisoners:executive order 31

For Truth in Sentencing Prisoners:many forms in one pdf packet

Questions: email pgswan3@aol.com or call 608-536-3993

Parole FLIERS, petition /campaign materials
 NEW campaign flier
online petition
petition on pdf form to download and spread around 
2 page summary of what we are doing 

The online petition is in support of a legal petition that will be presented to Ed Wall sometime soon/when we get enough support. 
rough draft of 22 page petition that will go to Secretary Wall  on power  point
pdf version of  petition that will go to Secretary Wall
To learn more or to get involved, Contact pgswan3@aol.com

FOR THE PRISONER IN TROUBLE 
  a) Families can contact pgswan3@aol.com for some direction. I am not a lawyer but have been working with prisoners for 15 years and usually can provide some guidance. 

  b)USDOJ (US Department of Justice) is doing a preliminary investigation of the WI DOC particularly conditions in seg units. You can send reports to 
    US DOJ
    601 D st NW  5th floor
    Washington DC  20004

  c) Disability Rights Wisconsin; 131 Wilson Street, Suite 700; Madison, WI 53403-
 phone: 888-758-6049 or 608-267-0214
 has small staff of lawyers that work with people with disabilities. Good group but few hours. DOES work with prisoners.

d) FFUP latest  lawyers list-civil rights and criminal lawyers that do work with prisoners

GUIDES For the troubled youth, the prisoner and legal guides

MEDITATION HOW TO one of the best tools to making it anywhere- this is a guide written by a prisoners for prisoners- easy reading

SURVIVAL MANUAL for segregation by the America Friends Service Committee- the Quakers. This is very good/has tips and writing s by other prisoner slog stuck in seg.

GUIDE for URBAN YOUTH by  DarRen Morris

A look at the new mental health units in Taychedah the women's prison in Fond du Lac WI- this is what we are aiming at for all prisons.


Law books for for doing your own case

1)Jailhouse lawyers Handbook by National Lawyers Guild - or available on the internet here:  http://jailhouselaw.org/ Teaches how to bring a federal suit


2a) Badger Law Guide by WI prisoner/a good ;law primer: https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/badger-law-guide-revised-2015-all.pdf

   b) Badger Law Guide Case lookup,/beginning case law

3) Blue Print , a Law Primer by Lorenzo Balli; another very good primer for beginning litigators
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/lorenzo-balli-blueprint.pdf

4) Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  with forms 
by the  committee on the judiciary House of representatives 2013( 170 pages)

 5) by the Western District Court
writing an appeal brief in WI

guide to pro se litigation in Western Dist WI (coming)

TEMPLATES /forms for litigating
 motion to modify sentence form/


Motion for sentence credit




ACLU know your rights handouts (coming)

Readying for home
Social Security- What prisoners need to know



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