FCI Terminal Island Library and Publication Rules

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Law Library



The Law Library is located in the Education Department. Legal research is performed via the Electronic Law Library. Training on the use of ELL is provided by Education staff. The Law Library also contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, Bureau of Prisons Program Statements, Institutional Supplements, Indexes, and other legal materials. The Law Library is open week days and on Saturday. Inmate Law Library Clerks are available for assistance in legal research.

The Education Department maintains a Basic Law Library in the Special Housing Unit (SHU). Inmates confined in the SHU request access to the library through the Segregation Lieutenant. A manual typewriter is provided for legal work. Legal materials such as envelopes, legal paper, legal forms, etc., are regularly distributed by Education staff to all inmates in SHU. Inmates may request access to additional legal references available in the Main Law Library by submitting a cop-out to the Education Department. The Education Department also regularly provides leisure reading materials such as paperback books, magazines, and newspapers to SHU. Specific leisure reading materials may be requested via cop-out to the Education Department. They will be provided if available.

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