Post-Conviction Relief State Summary Chart

This chart provides immigration attorneys with an overview of post-conviction relief (PCR) vehicles in selected states and the federal courts. The summaries in this resource are not exhaustive and are based on a review of each jurisdiction’s statutes and court rules, and case law interpreting them. They are not intended as legal advice. This guide is intended as a starting point for immigration attorneys investigating the possibility of PCR. For more information about whether a particular PCR vehicle is available for a noncitizen client, attorneys should contact the organizations listed for each jurisdiction or seek appointed counsel.

Map of US with some states highlighted in orange
Map of jurisdictions included in the Post-Conviction Relief State Summary Chart.