PLS provides high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners on issues associated with their conditions of confinement. We work hard to protect the civil and human rights of those who are held in our state prison system. We advocate for humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.
PLS has four regional offices located in Albany, Buffalo, Plattsburgh and Ithaca. We have ten attorneys and two paralegals on staff. We provide civil legal services to over 56,000 individuals incarcerated in New York's state prisons.
November 15, 2013
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has a 3-Tier disciplinary procedure for prisoners who are found guilty of…
October 7, 2013
This morning, began a final push to win a commitment from the Department of Justice to ban the use of solitary…
September 12, 2013
This year marks the fifth annual National Pro Bono Week, started by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro…
June 15, 2012
Matter of Rodriguez v. Fischer, Index No. 2883-12 (Albany County Supreme Court) (July 19, 2012) (Platkin, J.)