The Prison Law & Policy Program at UCLA School of Law addresses a wide range of issues in criminal and constitutional law, including prison reform; bail reform; segregation of prison populations; and cruelty and the Eighth Amendment. The program’s mission includes organizing events, including a speaker series; maintaining a mailing list on prison law and policy; and compiling an annual Prison Law Summer Job Search Guide for students.
The program also supports the UCLA Criminal Justice Society’s involvement in the Incarcerated Persons' Correspondence Project. UCLA Law receives hundreds of letters from inmates seeking help with their criminal cases and conditions cases. While student volunteers cannot give legal advice, the project seeks to connect inmates with much-needed resources. This is a great way for students to develop client communications skills and assist an underserved population.
For further information on these initiatives or the Prison Law & Policy Program, contact:
Professor Sharon Dolovich
Director of the UCLA Prison Law & Policy Program