Michael Hamden

1612 Homestead Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, United States
Phone: (919) 605-2622
Fax: (919) 929-8411
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Constitutional Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation


Document summarizes a series of meetings on January 26 and 27, 2010, in which representatives of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Legal Aid and Defenders…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Science, Computers, & Technology

Correctional excellence: Accreditation and the American Correctional Association

In the United States there are more than 1,800 state and federal correctional facilities and more than 420 privately operated facilities. Of these, about 83%, some 1,500, are accredited by the American Correctional Association…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation

Comments of NC Prisoner Legal Services

Regarding Prison Pay Phones, Comment urges FCC to: 1) establish a fair rate for all intra-state and inter-state prisoner telephone calls by eliminating commissions while allowing legitimate costs and providing a reasonable…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Safe & Humane Jails Project

This essay was awarded first prize in the legal services writing competition sponsored by the Access to Justice Project of the Brennan Center for Justice in 1999. In 2002, it was republished in CLEARINGHOUSE REVIEW, Vol. 35,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Presentations & Lectures

 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health

Selected Publications Listed

The listed publications & articles include a casebook that surveys the law and policy of corrections and sentencing law; addresses ethical issues concerning the involvement of prisoners in research; corrections accreditation; an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health

The Right to Self Representation: Uncontested Divorce in NC

Article briefly outlines legal bases guaranteeing the right of self-representation, touching upon NC procedures to obtain judgment by a clerk in an uncontested petition for absolute divorce…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In the Matter of Pay Tel, et al.

Comments of NC Prisoner Legal Services

Petitioners, providers of prisoner telephone services, asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to waive the application of one of its rules to allow increased rates. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services opposed the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law
Institute of Medicine -

Ethical Considerations for Research Involving Prisoners

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections commissioned the Institute of Medicine to review the ethical considerations regarding research involving prisoners. The Committee charged with…more
 /  Civil Rights, Science, Computers, & Technology

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services: A Model for Other States?

The article argued that a legal services program that served prisoners and was funded by the State Department of Correction provided a model worthy of replication elsewhere. Published in the Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 40, No…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

"Special Providers" of Legal Services to the Poor

Published in the NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR JOURNAL, Summer 1998, p.19 (editor and contributing author). Article summarizes the work of four legal services programs with divergent missions to serve populations of especially…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Implementation of the Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation

Comments on Alternative Rulemaking Proposal

Contracts for telephone services in correctional settings are negotiated and agreed between correctional facilities or entire correctional systems and the carrier. These contracts are exclusive and provide the correctional…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Science, Computers, & Technology
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