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This article is intended to help advocates and others who help people who experience the often difficult transition from incarceration to the dominant society. It summarizes some of the legal hurdles caused by a criminal record and provides guidance on how to effectively manage these barriers to re-entry. It is written by...
This article tells how to file a grievance about a problem in prison, before a lawsuit is filed. Additionally, it tells how the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) requirements before going to federal court. This article was written by Texas Civil Rights Project. 
This article provides information on rules applied to prison-related grievances; where to find grievance forms; and what to do if a grievance is ineffective. This article was written by Texas Civil Rights Project.
This article provides information on how to request medical care, where to find I-60 request forms and what to do if a request is not answered. This material was written by the Texas Civil Rights Project.