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The following information explains how to use the GDC grievance procedure to address problems you experience while in state custody, which includes state prisons, private prisons, county correctional institutions, and transitional centers.

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For individuals who are incarcerated in Georgia and Alabama: a description of your rights to law libraries, legal mail, and other ways of accessing legal resources; also an outline of the legal claims you can make if these rights are not respected.

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Published by the Center for Constitutional Rights, this handbook provides a resource for prisoners who wish to file a federal lawsuit addressing poor conditions in prison or abuse by prison staff. It also contains limited general information about the American legal system. This handbook is available for free to anyone: prisoners, families, friends, activists, lawyers, and others.

This handbook was written for families and loved ones of those incarcerated in Georgia’s prisons. It explains the hierarchy in the Department of Corrections and how to maneuver within it as well as appropriate and effective steps to take to resolve your loved one’s problems.

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