Prison Letters

Prison LettersOverview

This project focuses on providing legal assistance to prisoners in detention facilities and prisons across North Carolina. Many prisoners are very passionate about the law as it relates to their own case and often need legal resources unavailable inside the prison. Students field requests from prisoners, find the pertinent law, and mail that information back to the prisoner.


Training for this project lasts about one hour.

Fall 2016 Trainings: August 31st | 11 a.m. (Classrom 3206) and 4 p.m. (Classroom 1101)


Letters come in throughout the semester. Look for an email from the project coordinator when new letters arrive.


Prison Letters Project is great for those interested in criminal law or legal research generally. This project builds research skills, including using various research sources and narrowing research topics to tailor to specific requests.

Get Involved

To get involved, contact Maya Brown at