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Old 06-16-2007, 01:17 AM
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Thumbs up MUST READ!!!!!!!! California Prisoners Toolbox for Family Advocates


The 'VERY BEST' resources I've seen for current Calif inmates & their Advocates

(not sure where to put this so I'll try here...)

Here is the link (you will need Adobe to open):

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/pubs/family.pdf

Fighting for Our Rights :
A Toolbox for Family Advocates of California Prisoners
Produced and distributed by the Family Advocacy Network of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Here is the Table of Contents so you can see all the good info this site has. This way too it will make it easier for you to check out everything, get the page # of what you are interested in and go for it!!!!! I like the idea of having sample letters for different things. Anyway, here it is:





TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION .................................................. .1



TOOLBOX: Tools for Advocating for a Loved One in ...3

MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN CALIFORNIA PRISONS........................................... ...................5

Legal Standards for Prison Health Care ....................5
Overview of California Department of Corrections (CDC) Health Care Services …..........................................6
Frequently Asked Questions .................................................. 6
Common Medical Problems Faced by Prisoners............................8
Medical Release Form.............................................. ..............12
Sample Advocacy Letter from family member to Chief Medical Officer .................................................. ............................14
Sample Advocacy Letter from family member to Warden..............15


APPEALS PROCESS FOR CA STATE PRISONERS & FAMILY MEMBERS........................................... .................17
Citizen’s Complaints ............................................18
CDC 602 (Inmate/Parolee Appeal ........................ ..21
CDC 1824 (Reasonable Modification or Accommodation Request).. 23
BPT 1040 (Appeal:Title 15, CCR sections 2050-2056)..................25
CDC 2142 (Citizen’s Complaint Form & Onstructions)...................27


WHERE TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH THE CDC ..........29
WHERE TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH OTHER AGENCIES.31
FILING COMPLAINTS WITH STATE MEDICAL LICENSING AGENCIES...31


DECLARATIONS .................................................. ...................33

Sample declaration ................................................34


BOARD OF CONTROL (GOVERNMENT CLAIM) and FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CLAIMS ............................................35
Board of Control Claim Form & Instructions ...............37


TIPS ON COMMUNICATION WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS .41
Tips on Face-to-face Meetings with Your Elected Officials and their Representatives .......................................41
Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials....................42
Tips on Calling Your Elected Officials and their Representatives ......42
Testifying Before Legislative Committees ....................................42
Testimony by Family Members; two examples...............................43

Sample Letter Supporting Legislation.........................45

TIPS ON COMMUNICATING WITH THE MEDIA...............47
Write a Letter to the Editor .....................................47
Call-in to Radio Shows to Express Your Opinion ..........47
Approach a Journalist and Try to Get Them Interested in Your Story .................................................. .................................47
Letter to the Editor (San Francisco Chronicle)............................. 49
Los Angeles Times Editorial, “Get Real on Parole Policies”................49

Los Angeles Times Opinion Piece, “Don’t Cut Off Prisoners From Their Families” ..............................................49


COMPASSIONATE RELEASE.......................................51
Overview Chart .................................................. ...52
Sample Report in Support of Compassionate Release ..54
Sample Letter from Family Member ......... .................57
Sample Letter from a Hospice ..................................58
Sample Letter from a Sentencing Judge .................... 59


ASSISTING A PRISONER IN APPLYING FOR A TRANSFER .61
Sample Letter #1 (Counselor) ....................................62
Sample Letter #2 (Warden.........................................63
Sample Letter #3 (Director of Corrections............ ..........................64


TEMPORARY LEAVES AND FURLOUGHS ........................65


PAROLE AND PAROLE TRANSFERS ..............................67
Sample Letter (Parole Transfer Request) .....................69


ASSISTING YOUR LOVED ONE WITH A PAROLE HEARING.71
Sample Letter from a Family Member Supporting Parole ....................72

Sample Letter of an Employment Offer ........................74
Sample Letter from Chaplain Supporting Parole ...............................75
Informational Chrono (Laudatory) from Correctional Officer in Support of Parole .................................................. .................................76


CALIFORNIA’S CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ..................77


GLOSSARY.......................................... ...................81

SOURCES .................................................. ............83


Legal Resources.. ............................................. ......83


Advocacy & Support Resources...................................84


Medical Resources .................................................. .86




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This is great! i wish i had all this info when my fiance first started his term, but we will be usign the parole part as we need to get him transfered to another county. thanks for posting this is so halpful to have all of this info in one place!!
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Thanks for posting this. My son is just starting his sentence, and this will be very helpful.
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This Is Great Information Thank You For Posting This
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I've seen alot of people on here that needed this type info including myself, I have a really hard time writing any type letter. Hope it helps!!!
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I read this and found it to be very interesting thank you for sharing it ... I want to read the rest ...
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