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Pro Se Handbook for Prisoner Civil Rights Actions

Use this Handbook if:

  • You are a pre-trial detainee, inmate of a county jail, or prisoner in a facility operated by the state or federal government or a private company and
  • You feel that a state or federal actor has violated your rights under the United States Constitution or laws of the United States.

Some examples of allegations raised in prisoner civil rights cases are conditions of confinement claims, medical care claims, excessive force claims, and retaliation claims.