Alternative Directions Inc. (ADI) provides three primary services: a pro se Civil Legal program which assists incarcerated people gain closure to things like child custody, child care support, divorce and expungements, provided they are uncontested and can be assisted to completion through the assistance of paralegals; a case management program for women exiting prison; and a child/youth mentoring program for boys and girls, aged 6-18.
The best way to contact them is to visit their website and fill out a contact form.
The Office of the Public Defender handles any criminal case carrying a possible jail sentence or a fine of more than $500.
You must apply at least ten (10) working days prior to your trial date. You may apply at most OPD Offices, not just the County where you will go to court.
You will be interviewed by an Intake Specialist, complete a written application, and be asked to provide information about your income and assets.
PRISM exists to assist current inmates of Maryland state prisons with their 8th Amendment rights, specifically medical issues and sentence calculations. In order to begin the process, inmates must write to the address above.
PRISM does NOT deal with civil or criminal cases or appeals.