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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
Family and friends of prisoners
If you want to contact a lawyer about someone in prison, you can complete an online enquiry form. Include your email address, telephone number and details of the legal problem that you need information about.
Your enquiry will be reviewed by a PLS lawyer and you will receive a response either by email or by telephone.
Telephone call backs in response to online enquiries will generally take place on Monday evenings between 6pm-7pm.
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.