Information contained on this page is for individuals litigating a case that involves imprisonment; such cases may include a petition for writ of habeas corpus or a complaint about prison conditions. The Guide linked below may help you better understand 1) how to begin your lawsuit; and 2) what happens next after your case has been filed in federal court.
Listed below are various forms that may be helpful, including but not limited to, a petition for writ of habeas corpus or a complaint about prison conditions.
- Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis on Appeal (without Prepayment of Fees)
- Complaint (Prisoner)
- Motion for Assistance with Recruiting Counsel
- Motion for Sentence Reduction Pursuant to 18 U.S.C.§ 3582(c)(1)(A) (Compassionate Release)
- Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct a Sentence
- Movant's Response as to Why his Motion Under 28 USC § 2255 Should not be Barred under Rule 9
- Notice of Change of Address
- Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus Under 28 USC § 2241
- Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (Prison Disciplinary Sanction)
- Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State Conviction or Sentence)
- Pro Se Blank Form
- Pro Se Motion
- Request to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying the Filing Fee (Prisoner)
If you have questions after reviewing these materials, you may wish to contact the Clerk’s Office at (317) 229-3700. Please note, however, that court employees cannot give you legal advice. Specifically, court employees cannot:
- recommend a legal course of action or suggest ways to help you win your case;
- predict how a district or magistrate judge may decide any issue;
- interpret the meaning of any judicial order; or
- interpret the local rules of this Court, federal procedural rules, federal statutes, or case law.