Prison Grievances: when to write, how to write (Captive Audiences Publishing, 2013). This entertaining and educational graphic vel teaches inmates how to think through a jail or prison problem and then write a grievance about it. Written with 5th-grade vocabulary and syntax, it engages readers with plot and character development. Grievances must conform to the stringent rules of the federal Prison Litigation Reform Act and the rules of particular jails or prison systems. This vel teachers those rules. It also warns against frivolous and malicious filings. Endorsed by Sister Helen (Dead Man Walking) and over 700 human and civil rights groups, this much-needed vel is priced just right--and needed right w.
Terri LeClercq, Ph.D., taught rhetoric and composition and legal writing for over 30 years. Her interest in prison reform developed from listening to law clerks and the formerly incarcerated. Inmates need writing advice. She has also published Guide to Legal Writing Style (Aspen Press) and Expert Legal Writing (University of Texas Press).