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Prisoners Legal Service Inc

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About the service

Prisoners Legal Service (PLS) is a community legal centre dedicated to providing specialist advice to prisoners on matters relating to their incarceration.  This includes:

  • Free legal advice and representation about conditions of imprisonment and parole decisions
  • Free financial counselling
  • Advocacy to government.

PLS does not practice in criminal law and cannot provide advice or representation to prisoners about their criminal charges.

Matters the service can help with


Prison matters

Visa cancellation

Family and friends of prisoners

PLS is unable to provide legal advice to third parties. If you are a family member or friend seeking advice on behalf of a prisoner, the service encourages you to tell your relative or friend to contact the service directly on their free telephone advice line or by writing to PLS.