Also for families pursuing personal injury or wrongful death cases against the state, Augustine Jimenez III ended up taking Sandra Cunningham's claim.
Those of you considering filing suit against the state need to pay attention to the deadline for filing a Notice of Claim (the grounds for your intent to sue), which is 180 days (6 months) after the injury or death.
For the most part, living prisoners will find that they have to litigate their claims pro per (themselves). So, here are some links to resources to print and send to them:
Here's the form to file a 1983 CR complaint in Federal District Court.
Here's the National ACLU's prisoner rights' page.
Here's the AZ ACLU's resources page.
Here's the National Lawyer's Guild/Columbia Law Review Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook.
And here's the scoop on the hoops and barriers to justice set up by the Prison Litigation Reform Act.
All that said, keep in mind that I have no legal training- I''m basically a jailhouse lawyer; I'm just not locked up myself.
(For all I know they'd just as soon I don't.)