ERIC Number: ED163894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Inmate Involvement in Prison Legal Services: Roles and Training Options for the Inmate as Paralegal.
Statsky, William P.
An introduction to the role of the paralegal in the free world, the inmate as paralegal, legal service needs, and program planning are included along with guidelines for the training of inmates as paralegals. Paralegal services, legal problems, and legal services are extensively defined. The legal problems of inmates and methods of providing legal services other than through paralegal inmates are discussed. A number of models of inmate paralegal programs as well as descriptions of some major programs in this country are presented, and resources necessary for setting up training programs are discussed. Guidelines for trainers in the design of training programs for paralegals are included, emphasizing legal vocabulary, question and answer--anecdotal, and skills development. Trainee recruitment and techniques for teaching inmate paralegals how to state a claim, basic mechanical procedures, and constitutional law governing institutional life are also covered. Major curriculum issues that need to be explored in designing any training program are also discussed. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Commission on Correctional Facilities and Services.