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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 locked up in Georgia and Alabama: an explanation of the legal standards for the claims you may be able to make if officers have failed to protect you from violence from other individuals who are incarcerated.

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For individuals who are locked up in Georgia and Alabama: an explanation of the legal standards for the claims you may be able to make if an officer has used physical force against you.

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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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