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"Promoting justice, fair treatment and humane conditions since 1976."

About PLS

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 thirteen attorneys on staff. We provide civil legal services to over 56,000 individuals incarcerated in New York's state prisons.

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Latest Issue of the Pro Se Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 6

PLS Settles Challenge to Juvenile SHU Confinement,  PREA and Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies,  Pro Se Victories, Parole Denial Annulled: Determination So Irrational as to Border on Impropriety
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News

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  

New York State Bar Association Announces Denison Ray Award Winners

September 16, 2014

Winnie Martin, Harris, O’Brien, Antos, Karen Murtagh, President Glenn Lau-Kee [Photo by Harvey Vlahos] For their dedication in helping low-income…

Come and join us for PLS’ 40th Anniversary Celebration!

September 9, 2014

For more information regarding the event, please contact Patricia Kane at pkane@plsny.org To Purchase Your Ticket, Select the “Buy Now”…