links to prisoner rights & resources

CDCR - Adult Correctional Facilities
The above link is for the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (now known as CDCR) site is a collection of links to all corrections facilities.
CDCR Acronyms
CDCR Facts & Figures
CDCR Inmate Online Locator
CDCR Prison Litigation Coordinators
CDCR Departmental Operations Manual
This link is DOM Chap. 5 that includes guidelines for Legal Mail & visits


CDCR, DJJ (formerly CYA)
The above link is for the Division of Juvenile Justice (now known as DJJ) site is a collection of links to all youth facility locations, or use the short-cuts below.
DJJ Facility Locations
Youth Conservation Camps
DJJ Ombudsman link


Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator
Select Inmate locator from the main menu. Database is searchable by either Identification number or First and Last name.


National Center for Juvenile Justice
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (the Center) is a private, non-profit organization.
Since its inception in 1973, the Center has been a resource for independent and original research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile justice. Although the Center is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, it has its own budget and is responsible for generating its own operating funds.


Prison Law Office
The Prison Law Office provides free legal services to California state prisoners, and occasionally to California state parolees. Their assistance is generally limited to cases regarding conditions of confinement.
Further, the office does not typically assist or represent prisoners in lawsuits in which money damages are the primary objective. Instead, the office focuses on cases in which a change in conditions is sought. The office attempts to resolve such cases informally, if possible (by advocating to prison officials), or through formal litigation.


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children is an advocacy organization which focuses on women prisoners and their families. LSPC responds to requests for information, and engages in litigation. Particularly useful materials for appellate practioners which can be found on this website are the "Incarcerated Parents Manual" and the "Toolbox for Family Advocates of California Prisoners," both of which are available in English and Spanish.


Prison Resources
A comprehensive collection of resources available on the web