Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FREE Service "Appeal Help XTra"

Dear Friends:    

We have introduced a new FREE service to all of you who are looking for legal news and case updates. We call this service "Appeal Help XTra." This free service started from December 12, 2011, and provides you the following:

MONDAYS :  Latest Court decisions and Commentary      from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

TUESDAYS : Latest Court decisions and Commentary from the 4th, 5th and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

WEDNESDAYS : Latest Court decisions and Commentary from the 7th, 8th and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

THURSDAYS :  Latest Court decisions and Commentary from the 10th, 11th and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

FRIDAYS  : Cases and news involving Prison and Prisoner's Issues.

SATURDAYS:  Educational Content: Brief Writing Tips, Constitutional Issues and some Legal Humor.

To sign up for this free service, add in your Trulincs Account. We will approve your invitation within 24 hours of receipt.  The normal AppealHelp daily legal news will continue as it is currently being delivered. The new AppealHelpXTra is started as a separate service so that those currently using appealhelp do not have to pay more from their BOP Trulincs account for reading the extra legal matter.

We share our commitment with all of you fighting for your freedom and hope this new service will be another step towards fulfilling our promise to you. Happy Holidays.

Thank You.


LR211 Legal Research Service

Dear Friends:

 We get a lot of emails asking us legal questions.  While we are not a law firm and do not have lawyers working for us, we have now entered into contract with some Para-legal research assistants.  These assistants will be able to research your legal issues and provide you with information of case-laws which control the precise legal matter and also will be able to comment on the soundness of your legal issue.  But, the legal research is currently limited to Federal Criminal and Civil law and United States Constitutional issues only.

 So if you are pre-trial inmate who wants to make certain that your lawyer is not misguiding you in any legal matter, or you are currently in your direct appeal or post conviction proceedings and want to confirm that the issue you have in your mind is a valid legal argument, or you just want to have a second opinion of the legal issue you have in your mind, you can send us a request with the following information to (Please mention service code as LR211 in the subject line)

 1. Your Full Name

2. Name of Your District Court

3. Briefly explain your Legal Issue.

 We will then forward your request to the legal researcher to provide you the relevant case-law and comments. (Please note that this would NOT be a legal advice). It would normally take about 48-72 hours to research your issue and send the response to you. The fees for this service would be $50 (to be paid in advance) for each legal issue you want our assistants to research. Once the researcher spends time in research for a topic, the fees cannot be refunded to you. Though, we are confident that you will be pleased with the results provided by our researchers.




 Appeal Help Team

Access Legal Aide, Inc.



Access Legal Aide
P.O. Box 703
Ambler, PA 19002

Stay connected with your loved ones

Dear Friends:                            

We received numerous emails from our subscribers requesting us to add certain services other than legal research. We liked few of the suggestions and we are proud to announce five new services to help you stay connected with your loved ones. So please read this email carefully (or print a copy for your records) as our spectacular new services are designed keeping you in our minds.



    With this service you can search Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers and even Email Addresses of family and friends. All you have to do is provide us full name, any last known address, birthday or approximate age, and any other information that may help us locate the person. If you already have an account with us, you can start using this service immediately. Results will be sent to you within 24-48 hours of the request.

NOTE: DO NOT try to use this service to locate people whom you are banned from contacting or law enforcement or corrections personnel. Results of searches are collected from all available public records and provided by a third party vendor. Although the records are accurate, they are not guaranteed.



    For less than $1.50 a day, you can have your personal assistant to search any information from the internet. So if you want to search medical treatment and medications, community resources, religious or cultural materials, song/rap lyrics, newspaper or magazine articles, current events, sports & TV schedules, or even vote for your favorite artist in the TV show - this is the service designed as per your demands. The search possibilities are endless and the only limitation is your imagination.

    We have also been informed that many of your family members or friends have trouble in approving Corrlinks account or are never able to communicate with you. As a part of this service, we will also open an email account for you with Google/Yahoo (Gmail/Ymail) and on your behalf we will send and receive messages to your friends and family. All emails, whether incoming or outgoing, will be processes within 12-24 hours of receipt.

NOTE: Please do not ask us any internet information searches which interferes with your institution's security or creates danger to the public. Legal case research will be provided as a part of legal services and not as a part of this service. Please do not use the email service for sending spam messages or other inappropriate communications.



    If you have old folks or friends who cannot use internet and emails, this service is designed for you to communicate with them on their mobile phones. With this service you can send and receive text messages to their mobile phones. All you have to do is send us the text massage through email and that person's mobile phone number and we will send the messages for you. Any reply text message received from those people will be sent to your corrlinks account. Our computer operators will manage your account every-day so that you are constantly in touch with your friends and family.



    Being in prison never meant that the communications with your family and friends is supposed to be one-way! With this service, you will get a real telephone number with voice-mail and text-messaging capabilities. People can call that number and leave voice-messages. Those voice-messages will then be transcribed to text and sent to your Corrlinks email. Your family members and friends can also send text-messages to your telephone number which will be sent to your Corrlinks email. You will be able to send unlimited outgoing text-messages to your family and friends through your personal telephone number.

    This service is designed for people who have folks who cannot use internet or mobile text messaging. All that is required is that your people call your number and leave a voice-message for you. All voice-message will be transcribed on an urgent basis and will be delivered to your email as text in less than 24 hours of receipt.



   With this service, we will send all your family members and friends electronic greeting cards for all occasions. So you don't have to worry of missing or forgetting any birthday, anniversary or any other occasion. Just send us all the following details and we will make sure that all your people will get the e-card from you delivered on the right date.

1. Receiving Person's Name & E-mail Address
2. Date the card is to be delivered. 
3. Occasion (example: Birthday, anniversary, marriage, new-born baby, season's greetings, etc)
4. Theme of Card Desired (Example: Funny, Romantic, Animated and Musical, etc)
5. Message from you (Please send us a complete message for the card)


To subscribe any of the above services, please make checks payable to "Access Legal Aide" and send us the subscription fees to our company address:

Access Legal Aide
Attn: Inmate Services Division

P.O. Box 703
Ambler, PA 19002

You have to add a new e-mail address ( for requesting these services. Please do not use the email address. All your communications will be received and sent through the new inmate services address. 

We welcome suggestions from all of you to further improve our services or add new services to help the incarcerated.  So please feel free to send us your thoughts and ideas to us.

Thank You

Access Legal Aide Inc.
Appeal Help/Appeal Help XT

    By subscribing any of the above services, you agree to the following terms of service. 
(a) You will not use these services for any inappropriate or unlawful purpose.
(b) If we receive complaints that you have sent harassing text messages or emails, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account with us. While the monthly fees for the service in such cases will not be refunded.
(c) The services will be immediately terminated at the end of the month if the payment for next month is not made timely.

LR201-210 - Legal Research Service

Dear Friends:

We are proud to announce you the start of our new Legal Research Service.  Hundreds of our AppealHelp subscribers responded to our previous survey and expressed their desire for the services. So here are the details:

The services offered are described below. You will be charged credit units according to the service requested. You have to buy credits from us BEFORE making any requests. The charges for Credit Units are: $50 for 10 Units; $100 for 20 Units and $200 for 50 units.  Please make checks payable to "Access Legal Aide."  The address for sending the Subscription Money for buying legal research credits is:

       Access Legal Aide
       Attn: Legal Research Unit
          P.O. Box 703
       Ambler, PA 19002

You also have to enter our email address ( which we will approve within a day. Following that, you can send any request from the following services through your BOP TRULINCS email account.  All requests made to us will be processed and the legal documents will be SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT WITHIN 24 HOURS (except Sundays) of receipt.


SERVICE NO.            :  LR201      
COST OF SERVICE   : 1 Credit

This service will provide you the current docket sheet of any Criminal/Civil case filed in the United States District Court. To order the docket sheet of a case, please provide the following information in your request:

1. Court Name:  (Example: District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania)
2. Case Number:  (Example 09-cr-00165  or 10-cv-2165)
3. Case Name:  (Provide full name of the Parties: Example USA v. JOHN DOE)
4. Full Name of the Defendant: Please provide First Name-Last Name in order to ensure that the correct results are sent to you.
5. Defendant Number:  In criminal cases, if the indictment lists multiple defendants, please indicate the defendant number)

SERVICE TYPE   :  Copies of Motions/Memoranda filed in the Civil/Criminal Cases in Federal District Court
SERVICE No.     : LR202
Cost of Service : 4 Credits

This service will provide you the complete copies of Motions/briefs/memorandum of law filed in the District Court by any party. To order the copy of any such filing, please provide all the information as mentioned above for obtaining the case docket sheet (Service No.: LR201) along with the following additional information:

1. Date the Motion/Memorandum was filed.
2. Docket Number of the Filing (If Available).
3. Type of the Filing: (Example: Motion to Suppress; Motion to dismiss)
4. Are any exhibits attached to the motion and required by you: In certain cases, the exhibits are scanned and filed or are handwritten and thus cannot be downloaded in text form. Additional costs (See below) will be charged for printing and sending those documents within 5-7 working days to your institution by postal mail.

SERVICE TYPE   : Case Docket Sheets from Federal Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court
SERVICE No.     : LR203
Cost of Service : 1 Credit

This service will provide you current case docket sheet from any of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. To order a docket sheet of a case from these courts, please provide us the following information in your request:

1. Name of the Court: (Example: Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit)
2. Case Number : Format xx-xxxxx  (The first two numbers represent the year and the next 4-5 numbers represent the case number.
3. Full name of the Case: (Example: USA v. JOHN DOE  or JANE DOE v. JOHN DOE)
4. Full Name of the Appellant:(Example: BOB DOE)
5. Any other information which will aid in narrowing search.

SERVICE TYPE   : Copies of Briefs Filed in the Court of Appeals
SERVICE No.     : LR204
Cost of Service : 6 Credits

This service will provide you the complete copies of the Motions/Briefs filed in the Court of Appeals. If a brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court is needed, please provide us 2-3 working days (instead of 24 hours) to send you the same. To order the copy of the Appellate filing, please provide us the following information:

1. All the information as stated above for ordering Case docket from the Appeals Court/Supreme Court.
2. Date of the filing of Brief/Motion.
3. Type of Brief : (Example - Appellant's Brief, Appellee's Response Brief, Appellant's reply brief, Etc.)

NOTE: The Appendix in almost all the cases reaches hundreds of pages and cannot be downloaded. If the appendix is downloadable, we will inform you about the availability. Also remember, if it is not in the text form and cannot be sent to you through emails. If you want to order the paper copies of the Appendix, additional printing and Postal costs will be charged and delivery of documents will be made to your institution within 5-7 working days. (see Below).

SERVICE TYPE   : Background Check and Criminal Records Check
SERVICE No.     : LR208
Cost of Service : 10 Credits

This service will provide you background reports of any person including Criminal background Report, lawsuits, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, property ownership, address history, phone numbers, relatives and associates, neighbors, marriage/divorce records and more. To Order this service, please provide us the following information in your request:

1. First Name (Required)
2. Middle name (optional)
3. Last Name (Required)
4. Current/Previous Address (optional)
5. City (optional)
6. State (Required)
7. Date of Birth (Required for Criminal Background Check)

NOTE: Criminal Background Report includes felony, misdemeanor, Federal, State and County offenses on anyone. An arrest does not create a criminal record. The person must be convicted of a crime to have a criminal record. The criminal records are not available if the records are expunged, not yet entered in records, or are sealed by the court.

SERVICE TYPE   : State Constitutions, Statutes, Regulations, Court Rules, etc.
SERVICE No.     : LR209
Cost of Service : 1 Credit

This service will provide you all the information about State Constitution, Statutes, regulations and Court Rules. To order this service, please provide us with the following information:

1. Name of the State
2. Citation of Statute/Court Rule/etc. which you want.
3. Any other information to narrow the search or make the search more specific to your needs.

SERVICE TYPE   : State Appellate Court Opinions
SERVICE No.     : LR210
Cost of Service : 2 Credits

This service will provide you case law from any appellate court within the 50 States in the United States. To order this service, please provide us with the following information:

1. Name of the State
2. Name of the Court (Example: Superior Court or 3rd Appellate district, etc)
3. Name of the Case (Example : State v. John Doe or Oregon v. John Doe)
4. Citation of the Case (please provide the correct citation)
5. Year of the Case.
6. Any other information to enable us provide you the specific court opinion you are looking for.


(1) All services will be provided within 24 hours of your request (with the Exception of Sundays or in any event our vendor's websites are not working). All requests sent on Saturdays will be responded to on Monday. Some delay may result if Corrlinks or Trulincs systems are shut down.  If we are unable to find the legal matter that you have requested, you will be notified within 24 hours and will be asked to provide us correct information or other search parameters so that we are able to assist you.

(2) Federal Cases are currently available through your Bureau of Prisons Lexis-Nexis System. If the cases are not available in your law library, we will get them sent to your email for a fee of 1 credit.  Moreover, if you require our Legal Encyclopedia Service or want Legal Forms, please send us your request. If we are able to process your request through our vendor, you will get the information within 24 hours for a fee of 1 credit.

(3) If you require printed copies of the legal documents, we will charge a fee of 30 Cents per page ($0.30/page) for printing costs and $5.00 to mail you the legal documents through Priority Mail. The estimated delivery would be made within 5-7 working days of the request.

(4) Please be sure to accurately identify all cases when sending your request. We ask you NOT to send us bogus case names or search requests for information which doesn't exists. We will not charge any credits if we are unable to process your request.  However,  if we receive more than 5 incorrect requests, we will charge you 1 credit for the time spent by our legal researcher.

(5) You will receive email confirmation within 24 hours of receipt of your check. After that, you can immediately start sending your legal research requests.  You will be sent your account statement in the first week of every month. In an event you are sent to SHU or your TRULINCS privileges are taken by the BOP, please inform us immediately by normal postal mail whether you want your money to be refunded. We will refund your balance amount (less the cost of sending through Western Union) directly to your inmate account.

(6) Please do not request any services or order any materials that are not permitted at your institution or is intended to be used for an improper purpose. Title 18 U.S.C. Section 1521 and Section 119 provides criminal penalties for filing or conspiring to file UCC liens against federal officials. Therefore, we will NOT provide you any UCC filing information.

(7) Your access to legal materials is recognized by the First Amendment Right to Access to judicial proceedings and records, See Nixon v. Warner Commn's Inc., 435 U.S. 589, 597 (1978); Press-Enter. Co. v. Superior Court, 478 U.S. 1, 8 (1986).  If any prison staff objects to your legal research, we request you to educate the staff about your Constitutional rights and resolve the conflict through BOP's informal or formal administrative remedy program.

If you have any questions, please send us an email in or

Thank You