Washington

June 2016:

“My experience thus far in regards to participation in legal work behind bars is mixed. Being accustomed to having info readily available as well as the time necessary to further research your cause is perhaps the greatest impediment to fulfilling what is required prior to a ruling of a time bar. The system assumes that all requests for resources are geared towards a frivolous lawsuit and as such there are barriers in place to stifle requests. One such method is to attach pricing to documents or copies that is a far greater percentage of a prisoners gross income than would cause a sense of usury on the outside.”