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Advocacy & Legal Resources

The impact of a criminal record on an individual's successful transition from prison to community can be staggering. The publications and resources listed below were compiled for their ability to provide assistance understanding how to overcome the challenges and social stigma associated with a criminal record.

Reentry Essentials makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information presented. If you find that a listing is out-of-date or inaccessible, or if you know of a particularly useful resource that you would like to recommend for inclusion, please contact us, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.



* U.S. Department of Justice, Fingerprint Card – FD 258| Download NOW!
* American Bar Association, State and Local Bar Associations
* The Center for Constitutional Rights, Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook| Download NOW!
* The Center for Constitutional Rights, Online Chapter Search
* American Bar Association, Internal Exile: Collateral Consequences of Conviction in Federal Laws and Regulations| Download NOW!
* American Bar Association, National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction
* Legal Action Center, After Prison: Roadblocks to Reentry