Litigation: As a general rule, LSPC does not represent individuals in court.  Rather, LSPC engages in impact litigation, as counsel or co-counsel, and occasionally as a plaintiff. LSPC is co-counsel on a federal civil rights case challenging long-term solitary confinement in California state prisons. Other recent cases are in the areas of voting rights, fines and fees, and jail conditions for prisoners with disabilities.

Amicus Briefs: LSPC is available to submit amicus briefs on behalf of Qualified Legal Service Providers and others which address areas of our expertise. For example, we have submitted amicus briefs in dependency appeals of incarcerated parents. We have also served as interested parties in amicus filings.

Consultations: LSPC staff members are available to consult by phone or email with Qualified Legal Service Providers (QLSP’s) on a variety of topics. Topics include legislative strategies, employment  issues of people with criminal convictions, custody and visitation issues for currently and formerly incarcerated people, medical issues of incarcerated people, rights of families to visit their incarcerated loved ones, etc. For more information contact us 415.255.7036 / info@prisonerswithchildren.org