Cases and materials on prison inmate legal assistance
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Published by National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • Legal assistance to prisoners -- United States -- Cases.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby David B. Wexler.
ContributionsNational Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 100 p.
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17732179M

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