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PLS' mission is to provide high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights, and to advocate for humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.

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Anatomy of a Riot

Latest Issue of the Pro Se Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 1

Discretionary Denials of 440 Motions Can Be Reviewed by Court of Appeals,  DOCCS Issues New Disciplinary Guidelines,  PRO SE Victories, Tier III Hearing Rights,  For Article 10 Purposes,  The Diagnosis of APD is Not a Mental Abnormality
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Video About Incarcerated New Yorkers

February 3, 2015

Sam Ferrone, a 14-year old, made a video about incarcerated New Yorkers for a school project. He interviewed advocates and…

NYS Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urges Reformation of Solitary Confinement in NY

January 26, 2015

In December 2014, the NY State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, issued a scathing indictment of…

PLS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT – A HUGE SUCCESS!

November 21, 2014

On October 24, 2014, PLS celebrated 40 years of Civil Legal services for incarcerated New Yorkers. The event was held…

PRISONERS’ LEGAL SERVICES REACHES LANDMARK SETTLEMENT FOR JUVENILES

October 22, 2014

PLS Landmark Settlement for Juveniles