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How to Become a Prisoner Advocate

published June 15, 2009

Silas Reed
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Unfortunately, there are many people who are serving time in our prisons today. It is even more unfortunate that while these people are paying dearly for what they did by serving out their sentences, they are, often times, deprived of the most basic civil rights that we all take for granted in this nation. While we may all agree that one has to suffer the consequences of his/her actions when breaking the law, it follows that we also agree that the laws of the land must be upheld under all circumstances. This means that while a person is incarcerated, he/she is still entitled to his/her basic rights under the constitution. Prisoner Rights Advocates are the people who see that this remains true.

What is a prisoner rights advocate?

Simply put, prisoner rights advocates are people who play a vital role in assuring that inmates across the nation have their rights protected. They are people who dedicate themselves to this cause and work diligently to preserve the law of the land for the free, as well as the imprisoned.

Is a prisoner advocate a volunteer or is it a paid job?

Both. Prisoner advocates may be volunteers or work for pay. Their main function is to help inmates maintain their constitutional rights. Some lawyers do this kind of work on a volunteer basis, while others make a career in this field.

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