How to Justice

How to get the justice you deserve.

How to Justice is a non-profit group. Its goal? Provide easy-to-read answers to your questions about your rights in prison. Whether you’re going to prison or have a loved one there, How to Justice gets you the answers you need.

How to Justice can help if you:

I am going to Prison

Being sent to prison can be scary. You worry about your safety. You worry about your future. And, as you feel like the government is taking so much away from you, you can’t help but ask what rights you have left. That’s where How to Justice comes in.

I have a Loved one in Prison

When you find out your loved one is going to prison, your heart drops. Will they be safe? Can you stay in touch? Will you get to see them? How can you help them? How to Justice knows what you’re feeling and seeks to answer to all your questions.

I am Getting Released from Prison

The U.S. puts more people behind bars than any other country in the world. But it doesn’t do enough to help them when they’re released. We work with experts and justice-impacted people like you to get you the resources you need after release.

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How to Justice seeks to raise up justice-impacted people — both during their time in the justice system and after. Our team reflects those same values.

Latest Posts

There are ways to make sure your bills are paid in prison.

How Can You Make Sure Your Bills Are Paid In Prison?

Your bills don’t stop coming just because you are in prison. If you don’t prepare, you might leave incarceration with massive debt. But there are ways that you can make sure your bills are paid while you’re in prison.

A prison guard is allowed to be violent towards you to try and control you.

What Can You Do If A Prison Guard Is Being Violent?

Prison systems allow guards to use force to control prisoners. But laws do not allow for the use of “excessive force.” The line between what is acceptable force and excessive force is not always well-defined.

Work release lets you leave prison to work at a job.

What Is Work Release From Prison And How Does It Work?

Work release comes in many different forms. Where you are incarcerated, what your crime was and other factors can play a role in how work release looks for you.

You don't always have to tell your employer about your expunged criminal record, but it's a good idea in most situations.

Should I Tell My Employer About Expunged Criminal Record?

If you get your record expunged, you’re bound to ask yourself this question: Should I tell my employer about my expunged criminal record?

You may be able to receive furlough if your loved one dies while you are incarcerated.

Will I Get Furlough If My Loved One Dies While I’m Incarcerated?

Furlough is when an incarcerated person is allowed to leave prison and return during their sentence. Prisons grant furlough for specific reasons, such as going to court or seeing a doctor. But you can also get furloughed for personal reasons.

There are ways to prevent the termination of your parental rights.

Can You Stop The Termination of Parental Rights While in Prison?

Even in prison, you’re responsible for the care of your children. What can you do to stop the termination of parental rights while in prison?

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Whether you’re going to prison, have a loved one in prison or are getting released from prison, you probably have questions. Sometimes those questions are for experts. Other times they’re for people who have been there before. How to Justice teams up with people who have been in your shoes, too.
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