Legal Resources For People in Reentry & Their Advocates

These resources help explain legal rights of and restrictions for people in reentry. We have noted the date and currentness of each document where possible. Many of these resources apply nationally, while some have a California focus. 

Your Responsibility When Using the Information Provided Below:

When we put together this information, we did our best to provide you with useful and accurate information because we know that people in reentry often have difficulty obtaining legal and other useful information. The laws change frequently and are subject to differing interpretations. We do not always have the resources to make changes to this material every time the law changes. If you use the material in this resource center, particularly the legal resources, it is your responsibility to make sure that the law has not changed and is applicable to your situation. Most of the materials you need should be available in your local community library or in your institution's law library.