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"Every case I take is given compassionate, thorough, and vigorous representation with one goal in mind - justice for prisoners."
- Charles Carbone



Charles Carbone, Esq. is an attorney practicing in California dedicated to fighting for prisoner rights and human rights for California prisoners and their families.

Charles represents prisoners in California's worst prisons on conditions of
their confinement including:

  • Parole Hearings for Life Inmates

  • En Banc and Rescission Hearings for Life Inmates

  • Appeals of Parole Denials

  • State and Federal Appeals of Criminal Convictions

  • Civil rights, visiting issues, and custody issues

  • Appeals of Rules Violations

  • Clemency and pardon applications before the Governor

  • Sentencing modifications


Charles is personally and professionally dedicated to championing the rights
of prisoners in the state of California.


Old Documents


Understanding the basics

Pointers and self-help hints on how to properly litigate a prisoner rights case.

Reflection Through Broken Glass

know the law

Understanding the law

Here is my attempt to help prisoners, their families, and their supporters know the legal rights of prisoners.

United States Court House

legal victories

Justice for the prisoners

Compassionate, vigorous, and thorough representation.



For California life prisoners, their families, and supporters

Charles regularly publishes a newsletter on parole issues.

Below are previous issues of Parole Matters Newsletter published by Charles Carbone, parole and prison rights attorney for California inmates.


In this edition of Parole Matters, we explore the topic of Remorse and How to Prepare an Effective Letter of Apology.


Additional articles

related articles by charles carbone

2011 Article on Sentencing Enhancements

Sample protest letter for proposed lifer psychological evaluations 2010-2011



Here you will find recent online workshops conducted by Charles Carbone, Esq.

You may download the accompanying presentations and subscribe to get notified of future online Legal Workshops.

Business Conference
Freedom Project
Charles Carbone Esq.

Freedom Project


— Greg N.

"You have given me my life back and nothing I can say or do will even be enough to properly thank you!  I believe God put you in my life for a reason.  I know that the outcome would not have been the same if I did not have you on my side." 

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