Police and Legal
Going to Jail in Philadelphia
by the Blanketman
This article is from the defenestrator special anti-RNC (issue #13, summer 2000) which hit the streets a week or so before over 400 people where locked up in Philly's jails during a day of action against the Criminal Injustice System. The author spent a year locked up for a minor drug charge and has been fighting the system that put him behind bars ever since. His work fighting prison bureaucracies as a prisoner advocate and experience of numerous arrests for his political work has made him an expert of sorts in statist abuse.
A history of Civil Affairs
by dave onion
Also from the anti-RNC issue, a brief overview of the role that Philly's soft spoken political police have had in repression against political activists.
Philly's activist legal collective who do legal observing, trainings and working with felons to regain basic freedoms and rights after incarceration.
The NLG Legal Observer Training Manual is a companion piece to NLG Legal Observer Trainings.
The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook
How to bring a federal lawsuit to challenge violations of your rights in prison. Published by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild.
This manual is meant to provide a basic overview of proven tactics for video taping police at demonstrations. The information is presented with the hope of having as many people as possible attending these demonstrations carrying video cameras and having knowledge of how to use them effectively. It is hoped that you the reader will become one of these people.
SOCIAL JUSTICE LAWYERS
Brad Bridge (215) 557-4960 Bbridge@philadefender.org
Meg Flores (215) 972-4524
Paul Hetznecker (215) 893-9640
Larry Krasner (215) 731-9500
Ron Mcguire (New Jersey) (201) 795-0342
Messing, Epstein & Rudofsky (Phila) (215) 925-4400
King Downing (973) 483-0561